July 19, 2012
We went up to Montjuïc this afternoon, and spent most of the time in the Spanish Village, which was super cool. They were going to knock it down after the World Expo way back when, but it was so popular that they decided not to. So much effort went into creating it, that it’s absolutely absurd that knocking it down was even an idea! It’s this big village with different areas that all portray different areas of Spain and their different architecture. There’s lots of great shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Great place to go. Afterwards, we went and saw the fountain show, but my camera was dead, so no pictures.

July 19, 2012

We went up to Montjuïc this afternoon, and spent most of the time in the Spanish Village, which was super cool. They were going to knock it down after the World Expo way back when, but it was so popular that they decided not to. So much effort went into creating it, that it’s absolutely absurd that knocking it down was even an idea! It’s this big village with different areas that all portray different areas of Spain and their different architecture. There’s lots of great shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Great place to go. Afterwards, we went and saw the fountain show, but my camera was dead, so no pictures.

July 19, 2012
This morning, Ale and I went to Casa Mila, a house/apartment building built by Gaudi. What an amazing place that would be to live!

July 19, 2012

This morning, Ale and I went to Casa Mila, a house/apartment building built by Gaudi. What an amazing place that would be to live!

July 18, 2012
After going to the Sagrada Familia, we went to Park Güell. The entire park was designed by Gaudi, so of course it was extremely cool, original, and beautiful. It was so crowded though! 

July 18, 2012

After going to the Sagrada Familia, we went to Park Güell. The entire park was designed by Gaudi, so of course it was extremely cool, original, and beautiful. It was so crowded though! 

July 18, 2012
We also went to the top of the Sagrada Familia, which was very cool. 

July 18, 2012

We also went to the top of the Sagrada Familia, which was very cool. 

July 18, 2012
We went to the Sagrada Familia this morning. Last time I was there, the inside was just being built. Now it’s pretty much done. It’s so incredible. Gah. I don’t think there are any buildings in the world that match the architecture and design of the Sagrada Familia Basilica. Gaudi’s inspiration came mostly from nature, rather than religion, creating a completely original look for a cathedral. Everyone should definitely go. This is a picture of the ceiling. The pillars are designed to look like trees, and the roof is the canopy of the forest.

July 18, 2012

We went to the Sagrada Familia this morning. Last time I was there, the inside was just being built. Now it’s pretty much done. It’s so incredible. Gah. I don’t think there are any buildings in the world that match the architecture and design of the Sagrada Familia Basilica. Gaudi’s inspiration came mostly from nature, rather than religion, creating a completely original look for a cathedral. Everyone should definitely go. This is a picture of the ceiling. The pillars are designed to look like trees, and the roof is the canopy of the forest.


July 17, 2012
Arrived in Barcelona today! So. hot. Walking from the metro to the apartment, I immediately had sweat dripping down my back. On a more pleasant note, we went down to the beach and had dinner at one of the glamorous restaurants on the beach.

July 17, 2012

Arrived in Barcelona today! So. hot. Walking from the metro to the apartment, I immediately had sweat dripping down my back. On a more pleasant note, we went down to the beach and had dinner at one of the glamorous restaurants on the beach.


July 16, 2012
That night, we walked across the river on an ancient Roman bridge. It’s a wonder that it can stay standing for so long! Of course there’s been renovations, but still. From the other side of the river, you can see the cathedral all lit up at night, which is quite beautiful. Then we walked back across the river on the modern bridge seen in this picture and went to Plaza Mayor (also lit up) for ice cream. Salamanca is absolutely stunning at night. All the major attractions of the city are fully lit up. sigh.

July 16, 2012

That night, we walked across the river on an ancient Roman bridge. It’s a wonder that it can stay standing for so long! Of course there’s been renovations, but still. From the other side of the river, you can see the cathedral all lit up at night, which is quite beautiful. Then we walked back across the river on the modern bridge seen in this picture and went to Plaza Mayor (also lit up) for ice cream. Salamanca is absolutely stunning at night. All the major attractions of the city are fully lit up. sigh.

July 16, 2012
Sitting in a courtyard listening to some Spanish guitar.

July 16, 2012

Sitting in a courtyard listening to some Spanish guitar.

July 16, 2012
Yesterday, we took the train to Salamanca to stay with Ale’s aunt and uncle. Salamanca is a beautiful town. It’s very old and just traditionally Spanish looking. Today, we went to the cathedral, which has two parts: the old and the “new”. We were able to climb to the top and be on the roof, which was cool.

July 16, 2012

Yesterday, we took the train to Salamanca to stay with Ale’s aunt and uncle. Salamanca is a beautiful town. It’s very old and just traditionally Spanish looking. Today, we went to the cathedral, which has two parts: the old and the “new”. We were able to climb to the top and be on the roof, which was cool.

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Taste the Rainbow

I'm Monica, a 17 year old girl from Calgary, AB, going to the University of Waterloo. I use this Tumblr blog to document my life. Hopefully you'll find it at least a little interesting.

Most of the pictures I take myself, but I'll take the occasional one off of google if I didn't have my camera handy. I will source the picture if it's not mine, so you will know.

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