Friday, January 14, 2011

First Impressions

... or lack thereof since I am not impressed at all. I don't know why, but I really did think I was going to be blown away by the city. I was not. The answer to this would be perhaps to lower my expectations, but that is NOT going to happen. I cannot lower my expectations, things/places/people need to rise up to them! I can deal with disappointment, but I cannot deal with conformism. Anyway, below is a bullet point summary about my first impressions of the city.
  • San Francisco, CA meets Zamora, Mich.
  • The city is SMALL. It can totally be walked.
  • ALL major points/attractions can be covered in one day.
  • Antoni Gaudí is the best thing to ever happened to the city.
  • I have everything near by: mini super markets, bakeries, pharmacy, post office, tons of restaurants/bars, plazas, dry cleaning, park, movie theater, subway station, library, hospital, and even a church.
Parc Güell

Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

Plaça Catalunya

La Boqueria

Barri Gòtic

Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família

Casa Batlló

The Mediterranean!

Parc de la Ciudadella


p.s. more pictures coming up!

1 comment:

  1. totally understand what you mean. but sometimes it just takes time and when you least expect it, the city just overtakes you. the pictures look wonderful by the way!!


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