I’ve a dream for at least 15 years of being able to take a substantial trip to Spain.
After months of saving and planning, I’m finally doing it.
Here are some pics of my adventures so far. I’ve been to Barcelona, Bilbao, San Sebastian, and Valencia.
I’m a huge food and architecture nerd, and I have NOT been disappointed.
Best food has been the Michelin rated restaurant in Barcelona, followed closely by all the amazing cafes that I have just wandered into.
On the Architecture Front:
My favorite has been the Santiago Calatrava designed Center for Arts and Sciences in Valencia.
It’s nothing short of a masterpiece. Absolutely the best modern complex I’ve ever been to in my life.
Second was the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao designed by Frank Gehry. It’s so great that it makes me sad how average the Gehry building is in Seattle. We in the PNW did not get this caliber of building.
Third (only because I’ve been there before) was Sagrada Family by Gaudi. I can’t add anything beyond the mountain books that have been written already. He was a genius way ahead of his time.