I think I said I was going to do this blog on Friday, but I meant today. My bad. LOL On Friday I have another Lighter Side blog, a really great one, especially for you Star Wars fans.
Today I thought I'd share three things we've enjoyed here in Barcelona over the last week. I've mentioned a few of these in either my daily emails or this blog, but I thought I'd give you some pics and go into more detail about these specific adventures.
1) The Corteo Barcelona Premiere... Remember I told you all that Ian was our roommate? Well, he's also the new kitchen manager for the show and as I said before, he's awesome! He's revamped some of the way the kitchen is run, smoothing things out and making them more efficient. He's also added new dishes and made the dining room so much more homey! All this in less than six weeks.
He threw his first Premiere party this last weekend and I have to say, I've been to a lot of premieres in my life, but this...this was amazing.
Now remember, this kitchen and dining room are made from semi trucks and tent sides. And his kitchen isn't in some five star hotel in Paris. But just look at the spread he put out for us all!!!!
Pretty awesome, right? Seafood, fruit, cheeses, lamb, roast beast, ham, side dishes and desserts of all kinds. And to top it all off, he commissioned that beautiful ice sculpture you see next to my sweet baboo! Something NEVER before done at the show!
But I told him he had a problem. How was he going to top this????? LOL
2) One of the things I love most about traveling is discovering new things. New museums, new scenery, new art or new people. So you can imagine how I felt when I discovered all four of those wrapped into one.
Park Guell. A spectacular failure as a real estate project, but the most uniquely weird park I have ever had the pleasure of exploring. Designed by my new favorite artist, Antoni Guadi, this housing development that never got off the ground has been transformed into Barcelona's #1 place to see (depending on who you ask
Above are some of the bases of the viaducts he built as roads. Each is more amazing than the next. Some are rounded, some are bent and some are curved and crooked. NOTHING is straight! LOL
This unique structure is what was supposed to be the town square. Built on dozens of stone columns, it has a view of Barcelona that is beyond belief!
On the square Jonathon sits on what is purported to be the longest bench in the world. In the last pic you can see it stretching around the entire square. But it's not straight. Oh no! That would be so un-Gaudi!
3) I promised you pictures from our Tapas hopping experience and here they are. Jonathon and I really enjoyed ourselves and while we won't make a habit of it (except on Sunday nights when football
is on and we are drinking and nibbling) we really enjoyed this part of Spanish culture.
Now remember, Tapas are basically finger foods. They can be just about anything you want--just very small portions--but the ones we saw the most of are... olives, sausage, cheeses, anchovies, fish dishes, toast and pick-a-food, and stuffed things, like pumpkin Parmesan and stuffed eggplant fritters. The choices are endless and we enjoyed trying a few. Like all of these!
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed all the pics. I'm trying to organize everything, but I have to tell you, sometimes there are so many I just get lost! LOL
Remember to google Guadi and have a great rest of your week!