I just had to share with you the other places we saw that were amazing. This will be my last post about Barcelona, I promise. Sagrada Familia: No question, this place is incredible. Park Gaule: Fantastic place to wander, watch the parrots and take a picnic. The La Boqueria Food Market, off Las Ramblas (a tourist attraction in it’s own right): Take a half day trip to Montserrat – you can do this easily by… View Post

Barcelona, Spain and the glory of Gaudi

Barcelona, Spain and the glory of Gaudi

We started with a walking tour of Gaudi’s most famous works and our tour guide asked us: Genius or Madman? (Warning, you may want to make a cup of tea and get a biscuit, this is quite a photo heavy post, sorry!) Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was a Spanish Catalan architect and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. His architecture reflected his passions of architecture, nature and religion. (Wikipedia) He created/modified some of the most amazing buildings, using nature… View Post

London Living: Oranges and Lemons, say the bells …

London Living: Oranges and Lemons, say the bells of St Clements…

Guess what I accidentally stumbled upon? St Clement’s just as the bells were ringing. The original church was badly damaged in 1948 by enemy fire & was rebuilt in 1958 and was dedicated to the RAF. “For over 1,000 years a church has stood on this spot. Tradition holds that it was originally built by Danes expelled from the City of London by King Alfred in the ninth century.  It is mentioned in William the… View Post