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Beautiful Barcelona

by greenrabbitdesigns

Well here I am back again after a wonderful trip to beautiful Barcelona. It was simply amazing and we enjoyed it so much. The weather was brilliant with temperatures over 30 degrees C. every day, in fact it was still in the mid twenties at bedtime!!

This post is going to be mostly just photos to show the beauty of Barcelona!

Firstly the old ………..

The new ………

(yes, that’s us !!)

The 1992 Olympic Stadium ……….

The markets ……….

The plants and flowers ……….

The colourful and the quirky ………..

The yarn shops 😉 ……….

All you knit is love

La Barcelana

The beaches ……….

The Magic Fountain ……….

If you have got this far, thank you for sticking with me! Barcelona is a truely fantastic place. Any of you who are familar with the city will realise that I have left out what are probably the two most amazing attractions of a visit to Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. These two places are so wonderful that I have decided that they deserve their own post which I will bring to you later in the week.

Before I go, can I just thank you all for your lovely anniversary wishes for my husband and myself, we had a great time and feel we really celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.

During the time I was away I had a little giveaway running and thanks to the random number generator the winner of the Michaelmas Daisy Corsage and notecards is ……….

comment number 31 who is Julie from Little Cotton Rabbits, well done!

Thank you everyone who left a comment and I’m sure there will be another giveaway soon.

Have a great week everyone! 🙂

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Gill September 19, 2011 - 1:49 pm

Hi Vivienne!
Wonderful photos! You seem to have captured many different faces of Barcelona – fantatsic for those not lucky enough to have been and experience those lovely high temperatures – lucky you!
Sounds like you had a great time, and many belated Happy 30th Wedding Anniversary wishes to you both!
Gill xx

Victoria September 19, 2011 - 2:06 pm

Wow! It looks fantastic. Glad you had a great time. x

Jenny September 19, 2011 - 2:49 pm

Oooh your pictures look amazing, so glad you had a wonderful time! Lucky you with the weather too! Barcelona is such a fantastic city – I really want to go back one day… looking forward to seeing your mosaic and cathedral pictures too! x

@home September 19, 2011 - 2:50 pm

It looks wonderful, what wonderful photographs, glad you had a fantastic time 🙂
Sue Xxx

Pam Hetherington September 19, 2011 - 3:00 pm

It looks beautiful Vivienne! Nice to have you home again though!
P xx

julie September 19, 2011 - 3:54 pm

Gorgeous pictures Vivienne, it looks like you had perfect weather for fully exploring and making the most of your special trip. I’m glad to see that you managed to find a couple of local wool shops too! Thanks so much for the prize draw, I can’t believe that I won your beautiful corsage – it must be my lucky day!

Pomona September 19, 2011 - 3:59 pm

Lovely to see those blue skies – glad you had such a great time!

Pomona x

summerfete September 19, 2011 - 4:54 pm

Aah brings back memories.
Lovely photos of a lovely place.

Annie September 19, 2011 - 5:22 pm

Looks like you had a wonderful time … but 30 degrees !!! That’s way too hot for me. I shall just have to ‘visit’ Barcelona by looking at your gorgeous pics 😀

lily September 19, 2011 - 5:29 pm

Fantastic photo’s Vivienne, I must admit to loitering a little longer on the yarn shop images………….so much gorgeousness. Glad you and hubby had such a wonderful time, and congratulations to Julie from Little Cotton Rabbits, you lucky girl you! x

Simone September 19, 2011 - 6:46 pm

A wonderful city Vivienne. Your photos certainly do it justice. I am sure I would love it there, especially the markets! x

Mia September 19, 2011 - 7:12 pm

Wonderful, Viv! Everything looks so beautiful, and I can just imagine +30 degrees and sunshine…ahhh…And yarn stores look divine too! I am so happy to hear you had lovely time, it’ll give you energy for this autumn!

Happy Monday!


P.S. It was great to “see” you two there too!!

Helen Philipps September 19, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Wonderful pictures, Vivienne! It looks and sounds as if you had a really lovely time. Such a contrast too, to have such high temperatures!! I’m glad you and your husband enjoyed it and had a happy anniversary too.
Oh, and congratulations to Juile for winning that sweet corsage!
Have a good week. Helen x

harmony and rosie September 19, 2011 - 9:00 pm

Ooh lovely, I’ve always wanted to go to Barcelona so thank you for keeping me going till I get there myself some day. Beautiful architecture, particularly the old part but even the new has some interesting buildings. Welcome home x

Stephanie September 19, 2011 - 9:02 pm

Welcome back Vivienne! My greeting is warmer still as I am happy you had such a marvellous time in what certainly seems to be a wonderful city. I am also glad you got your dose of vitamin D via the sun …. and that you managed to fit in a visit to a yarn shop 😉

Kristyne September 20, 2011 - 3:56 am

Vivienne, what is it with all the little connections between us? Just this weekend I was listening to some of my old favorite tunes. One of them (which I played like 5 times in a row … good memories) was “La Sagrada Familia” by The Alan Parsons Project (mid 80’s). And then BAM! There it is, Antonio Gaudi’s work right on your blog! Freaky … in a good way. 🙂

Amanda September 20, 2011 - 5:23 pm

WOW How wonderful!! It looks like it was an amazing time. Love all that pottery in the marketplace. Can’t wait to see more.

plumcreek22Anne September 20, 2011 - 11:31 pm

Hi Vivienne, Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. I’m ready to pack my bags and go visit. (I’m sure my husband would watch some football while we are in Barcelona!!)
I like the old and the new buildings. A great mixture…..

Congratulations Julie. Thank you again and I’m looking forward to more posts.

Patty September 21, 2011 - 7:54 am

Hi Vivienne, welcome home to autumnal weather!
For one moment I thought it was summer again as I looked through your photos! They’re brilliant pictures, what an amazing city for old and new architecture, love it, and wool shops too!
Glad you had fun.
Sally x

Susana September 22, 2011 - 11:09 am

Hola. Has hecho unas fotos preciosas de mi ciudad y me alegro mucho de que el buen tiempo te acompañara en tu viaje. La tienda de lanas se ve muy bien en las fotos, no me la puedo perder, la debo una visita.
Un saludo.

Jane September 22, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Hi Vivienne,
I’m back and I am so glad to see you celebrated your Pearl Wedding in great style with some fab weather. Barcelona is such a stunning city..the best of everything, town, hills, seaside, history, it has the lot. I loved looking through your photos and will look forward to your other posts as the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell were favourites of ours too.
Congrats to the lucky giveaway winner, “speak” soon,
Jane x

barbara September 24, 2011 - 6:53 pm

Superb photos.Barcelona is one of my favourite places.

K September 26, 2011 - 4:24 am

I have never had any interest in Barcelona. I am an Ireland, Wales, Paris girl (really a Disneyland girl). But then, I never in my wildest dreams expected to see anywhere the kinds of things you have shown us in this blog. Oh, my word. The weird and profoundly striking oddness of this architecture. Just looking at the pictures, my jaw has dropped to my chest, and I can feel what it might be like to walk in these places, trying to understand what I’m seeing. It’s such a juxtaposition of expected forms with totally unexpected details and contours. What an experience you must have had.

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