This was my first solo day in Barcelona and I decided in order to gain my bearings, I would sit on a bus turismo and see the whole of Barcelona.
It was going to rain so I thought the best thing would be to sit in a bus! The first stop I got off at was the MNAC, which is a beautiful gallery. I’m really into art noveau and this gallery had a choc full of what I would say is the Spanish version of it!
I think I spent about an hour and a half in there before hopping back on the bus. I got dropped off at the ramblas and hopped off again. I like buying street food and having small nibbly bits so I found something to eat at the market.
Then hopped on the bus again and went to walk around Parc Guell which is another Gaudi attraction.
For some reason, I think if go to a great height and look at the sight I can see, I’m going to have some kind of epiphany in terms of where I need to go next in life! I went up a lot of hills on this trip.
My favourite high spot was at the cross in Parc Guell. I didn’t know what it was….I just saw far away in the distance, a peak with a cross on the top of it…so I decided to go there…but man…the walk was long and steep…..
but when I reached the summit I felt like I achieved something (I can kind of see the appeal of hiking now!)
Although I thought I might figure out the meaning of life once I got up there, it turned out………I had no thoughts at all because I was enjoying the moment, not analysing anything or wondering what the heck I’m going to do with my life. I felt good to not think about anything…standing there taking in the view.
So my epiphany on that hill was that – Seriously, forget about your woes and live in the moment. The woes are your past and you have now and the future ahead for the taking.
I hopped back on the bus and took it down to the bottom of the ramblas. I wandered into some churches and then found myself by the beach!
I wanted to stay out late so that I could see the night views of La Pedara and Casa Battlo!
Aren’t they gorgeous?