While we were in Barcelona I screwed up my courage and had paella. Fine, it didn’t take much courage I had the vegetarian version. I’m not completely insane, I know full well that if I had ordered the seafood version that at least one of the fish would have come with the head intact. (a) I don’t want my food looking at me and (b) have you ever seen a shrimp??? They are hideous looking. Besides that I don’t really like crustaceans. Well except for shrimp cocktail but those are definitely headless. On the other hand L is very brave and apparently unphased by having the heads on shrimp… etc so she went for the seafood version. I’m happy to report that we both enjoyed our meals but I did not take a picture of her’s. Trust me, that’s just fine.
What else did we do? We went to a couple of museums and I learned a valuable lesson: just because I enjoy some contemporary art does not mean that I will enjoy all contemporary art. We went to the MAC BA (The Museum of Contemporary Art) and I take full responsibility for this decision. They were having a special exhibit called “Volum!”. Seriously, that should have been a clue but I was obviously not paying attention. Imagine walking into the noisiest bar you have ever been in, then increase the volume about 2 fold, add newsreel and a headache into the mix. Then call it art. No I didn’t appreciate the installation. There must be people out there that see the value in this type of display, but it was beyond my intellectual tastes.
I will be more careful in my future selections.
Some random pictures we took in the city:
I love this picture
I believe this is another Gaudi building. How cool is the dragon roof...
It seems you can rent these little 3 wheeled car like things
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