Tracey Jackson

Dec 30 2013 | 4 Comments

BARCELONA – GO TO THE BACK OF THE LINE

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Yesterday was a two sight day. It was also a day where we spent a lot of time in line.  Normally I buy tickets online in advance. This year things got a little screwy and I didn’t manage it.

We were told if we showed up at the Jean Miro Museum on Sunday there would be no lines. Wrong.  We stood in line for an hour and forty – five minutes.We are not  a good line standing family. We get impatient. We get cranky. We had four fights while online. Each one of us stormed off at least once. At one point we all stormed off, thus losing our spot. Then we realized we were behaving like fools, so we had to go sneak back in line. From that point on we behaved.

The Foundataion Miro are militant about  not taking photos.  I am running way behind this am, they forgot to bring my coffee and I over slept. So if you want to read about it click above.

 

Line to get into Miro

Line to get into Miro Museum.

Line to get into Miro Museum.

Penis above their heads.

Some prefer waiting with a penis above their heads.

 

I snuck this from an inside window.

I snuck this from an inside window.

City view from outside Miro Museo.

City view from outside Miro Museo.

Another shot.

Another shot from same spot.

Peek-a-Boo

Peek-a-Boo

 

By the time we left there is was 2:00 and we were ready for lunch. We grabbed some mediocre Tapas. Sunday is pretty closed down here. And from there we went to the  Sagrada Familia the Gaudi Church that has been under construction for one hundred and thirty years. And it is in no danger of being completed anytime soon. But that does not deter people from lining up for it.  It is the number one attraction in Barcelona. Despite the fact we had purchased tickets, we still had to wait in line. We all behaved this time.

Again, no time to explain so if you want to know more click above.

Lines outside Sagrada Familia.

Lines outside Sagrada Familia.

I'm just going to show you photos as it is impossible for me to explain this all. And i don't have the skills to properly interpret it.

I’m just going to show you photos as it is impossible for me to explain this all. And i don’t have the skills to interpret i properly. I will say photos do not do it justice. It has to be seen to be believed.

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L1070509 in process

Overwhelming

Overwhelming

You don't really know where to look.

You don’t really know where to look.

The windows are extraordinary. Modern and while traditional. The idea of the project.

The windows are extraordinary. Modern and while traditional. The idea of the project.

 

Another corner of the Church. A  very modern staircase.

Another corner of the Church. A very modern staircase.

The light is extraordinary.

The light is extraordinary.

 

If you compare with the one from yesterday in the Gothic church you get the idea.

If you compare with the one from yesterday in the Gothic church you get the idea.

 

Christ displayed in a new way.

Christ displayed in a new way.

Close up

Close up.

An glimpse at another detail. I promise this is the last Church of the trip.

An glimpse at another detail. I promise this is the last Church of the trip.

 

Last shot inside.

Last shot inside.

 

The other side of the exterior.

The other side of the exterior.

Looking up from the back of the Church.

Looking up from the back of the Church.

You see it's still got a long way to completion.

You see it’s still got a long way to completion.

Our tickets included an elevator ride up to an observation deck of sorts on what would be the 20th floor. What they did not include was a ride down. Thus we had to climb it.  The staircase was more Gothic than modern.

 

View from the top.

View from the top.

Looking up at construction

Looking up at construction

Looking out over Barcelona. The phallic building is an office designed by Jean Nouvel.

Looking out over Barcelona. The phallic building is an office designed by Jean Nouvel.

Our familia.

Our familia.

 

Shot out the window on the way down.

Shot out the window on the way down.

Lucy heading down the stairs. She thought it was really funny to make jokes. Glenn kept hiding behind posts so we thought he had fallen. Taylor and I were not happy.

Lucy heading down the stairs. She thought it was really funny to make jokes. Glenn kept hiding behind posts so we thought he had fallen. Taylor and I were not happy.

 

Remember it was twenty stories of this descend.

Remember it was twenty stories of this descend.

This is what is looked like if you leaned over and looked down. Not a good idea.

This is what is looked like if you leaned over and looked down. Not a good idea.

 

She thought it was hysterical.

She thought it was hysterical.

The Sagrada Familia from our roof.

The Sagrada Familia from our roof.

Across in the other direction at dusk. No, we will not go to that Church. I promise.

Across in the other direction at dusk. No, we will not go to that Church. I promise.

 

Recovering from the climb down.

Recovering from the climb down.

Taking it all in.

Taking it all in.

 

Yesterday was also our friend Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu’s birthday.  We went over to her apartment for a drink to celebrate, but I managed to only get photos of her cat. But Happy Birthday Adriana. And thank you for taking us around your lovely city.

 

  • Steppie Royes

    FORGOT to bring you coffee!?!? No time to stop at Starbucks!?!? WHAT! No Starbucks in Barcelona! You guys are roughing it. Great pictures and blog. :’)

  • http://www.traceyjacksononline.com/ Tracey Jackson

    It turns out they took it to the girl’s room. But, yes, they do have Starbucks here. Quite a few. And had I brought my wonderful gift from the Royes family…but actually not one near hotel. But Starbucks has taken over the world……

  • Steppie Royes

    Barcelona probably has a great coffee culture and running to Starbucks would take away from such an experience. You ought to write a book about world coffee…the research would be delightful! :’)

  • http://www.traceyjacksononline.com/ Tracey Jackson

    They do have a lot of coffee going on. I would love to do that project. Wonder if it has been done.