Barcelona, Spain

 

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”
–Pablo Picasso

 

After 18+ hours on planes and airports we landed in Barcelona Spain. This city is amazing in all respects. It has the European architecture that I love so much and on any given street you can see a combination of elaborate artistic buildings (Gargoyles, cherubs, statues of saints, ornate iron work and turrets) mixed with street art graffiti.
We went to the Picasso museum and got to see an amazing representation of his art and I was able to appreciate the people appreciating it. Amazing how many people look at art, trying to remember what they are supposed to see, feel and note about it based on hazily remembered art history courses and plaques. Experiencing them with fresh eyes and little training, different things kept occurring to me. Ideas that he exposed about masculine and feminine, shadow and substance. It made it quite a powerful experience.
At night we walked along Las Ramblas with some of the most amazing people watching I’ve done in quite awhile. The light seems different here as does the temperature. The people are amazing. The journey continues.
Blessings, G

 

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0 thoughts on “Barcelona, Spain”

  1. How wonderful to be where you are. I have many treasured memories of Spain. Hope you get a chance to visit Madrid. Guernica at Museo Reina Sofia is a mind and spirit experience not to be missed. Enjoy…

    1. I hope to see more of Spain. The Cruise was amazing for seeing many cities very quickly skimming the surface. I hope to visit many of them more in depth tho

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