Vacation Photos Spain: Barcelona, pt. 3

Mercado de La Boqueria

Fresh Fruit Juices, Mercado de La Boqueria

Marzipan! Mercado de La Boqueria

Marzipan! Mercado de La Boqueria

Mercado de La Boqueria

Carrer de Colom

Sneaking In

El Palace Hotel

Architecture, l'Eixample

Reading in the Sun

Waiting Puppy

Restaurant Window, Gràcia

Waiting Bike

Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia

Afternoon Stroll

Hotel Casa Fuster

Gràcia

Every city has that one neighborhood for me: Paris has Montmartre, Rome has Trastevere, and Barcelona, as we happily discovered, has Gràcia. An authentic, charming, local’s-only neighborhood, nestled above l’Eixample, Gràcia extends as far north as Park Güell, but the pocket we fell in love with is between Avenue Diagonal and Travessera de Dalt. We felt the same way walking around Gràcia as we did the very first time we visited Montmartre years ago: we could absolutely live here. Finding Gràcia was easily one of the highlights of the entire trip for us, more than any of the attractions we bought tickets for, or the restaurants that were highly-rated online. Just walking around and falling in love with the neighborhood, its locals, its shops and restaurants, its slightly shabby architecture, made both of us wish we could move right in and never leave.

But we had to leave, at some point, because life is super unfair all good things must come to an end. Or something. I don’t like to talk about politics much around here, I do enough of that in real life off-line, but the upcoming presidential election might very well provide an ideal opportunity to get the fuck out of America for a few years. And I know exactly where we’ll land. Mostly because I didn’t get to actually eat any of those magical marzipan creations at La Boqueria, and I need to know if they taste as good as they look.

And thus concludes the vacation photos from our trip to Spain. Thank you so much for tolerating me these last few weeks! Now back to our regularly scheduled, not-Spain content. Boo.

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May 31, 2016 / art / photo / Travel / LEAVE A COMMENT / 1

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  • I love discovering the different neighborhoods and personalities within a city! I love that I am still able to explore Chicago, which is right in my backyard. It’s holding off the travel bug for me, just for a little while :).