Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A view of Barcelona

Yesterday I did some wandering around while Greg was at his conference. It was not aimless wandering though. Sunday we did aimless wandering and managed to not find two of the things we wanted to see. Monday was very planned wandering. I started out by going back to the magic fountain, which is not at all crowded during the day, because it is just a pool of water, and not doing its fountainy thing.

There were easily 600 stairs to get to the palace behind the fountain, which provided amazing views of Barcelona. In the center of the above photo, there is a bit of a dark structure, which is actually La Sagrada Familia. So if yesterday's photo didn't impress upon you the magnificence of this church, perhaps today's will?

Interesting and confusing fact about Barcelona: most maps do not align North with 'up', so for example, on the metro map, North is rotated from 'up' by maybe 25 degrees? And yesterday I saw a map with North pointing down. And none of the maps have a proper legend to indicated which direction they are choosing as North.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Spanish map thing. That could explain how Christopher Columbus found America by not meaning to go there.