Friday 25 September 2015
My mom and dad spent their honeymoon in a beach town called Sitges. It's about an hour south of Barcelona by train. As with most places, it had been many many years since I had been there, so when Mom suggested we take a day trip to Sitges, I was excited to go. I was charmed by the older part of town pretty much as soon as we got off the train.
|look at those flowers cascading over the side of the building!|
|check out the quaint narrow streets!|
|admire the ancient church (built in the 1600s)!|
|Mom and Lizzie on the steps of the church|
|view of the beach from the church|
|I just like this scene|
|I thought this photo was cool :)|
|sangria de cava|
|calamare a la Romana|
After lunch we walked around the town and up by the church and down the little streets. I kinda went backwards with the photos but I wanted you to see the town first. It's really a neat place, perfect for a day trip from the city.
We decided we had seen what we wanted to see in Sitges, so we got back on the train and went back to Barcelona. The train station was on Passeig de Gracia not far from la Manzana de la Discordia (Block of Discord), so we decided to go look at the famous houses up close.
The Block of Discord - sounds so much nicer in Spanish! - is a block on Passeig de Gracia where three well-known Catalan architects were asked to build houses in the Modernisme style. It is called the Block of Discord because all the houses are so different from each other. One house, Casa Lleo Morera is on the corner, about two or three houses away from the other two.
|Casa Lleo Morera|
|Casa Battlo with the dragon spine on top|
My mom went to a school a couple of blocks down from la Manzana de la Discordia. She said she probably walked past these houses hundreds of times as a kid/teenager and never even gave them a thought. I was giving it all kinds of thoughts. I really like it!
|selfie with Casa Battlo!|
Anyway... I'm all teary now. I need a minute.
Okay, I'm better.
Good thing that's the end of the day! Yes, it was another amazing, fabulous, wonderful day.
Tomorrow...an inside look at La Sagrada Familia and a walk along the Passeig de Sant Joan and our last night in Barcelona.