We had a grand time in Spain--- my first visit. Barcelona reminds me of southern French cities and towns I've been to, which is not surprising since it is about three inches away from the French border. Well, five inches. It is a lovely, laid-back, slightly gritty, place.
My favorite things about Barcelona were the magnificent food market, the mercat de la Boqueria, the best I've seen in Europe for sheer variety, quantity, beauty, and Gaudi's Parc Guell. That Gaudi---I'd like some of what HE was having.
Here's the first installment of this trip's sketches. More to come.