Barcelona is home to 1.65 million people, the travel destination of 7 million people a year and one of the most densely populated areas in Europe, second only to Paris. I’ll start my series on the city as such with a few panoramic shots to give you an idea. They were either shot from the Parc Güell or the Tibidabo, both which will get their own posts in the future.
In the middle you can see the Torre Agbar or Torre Glóries. I never gave much of the interpretation that all towers are phallic symbols, but this one takes the cake.
The Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece. The Catalan architect is all over Barcelona and we will visit one of his works, Parc Güell, later. Be advised to book your tickets in advance if you want to visit the place.
Sagrada Familia looks amazing.
I am always awed by churches and angered and dismayed at the same time. Awed by their beauty, angered at their purpose of misleading people and dismayed by realization that there actually still are people willing to devote all their lives and resources to celebration of a genocidal fictional asshole-god.
These photos are so cool. The Partner was in Barcelona and took a lot of photos, but all of them are from the opposite view: from the harbor, up into the city.
I’m really loving this series. I’ve always wished to go there but it will never happen, so it’s really fun to travel along with someone else.