Discovering Gaudi: Park Güell, etc

Gaudi detail at Park Güell
Today we really got into the swing of public transport, rail anyway.  We caught the metro to Park Güell, which has both a panoramic view of Barcelona and the home and much work of Gaudi. Of course we scampered up to the top of the viewing platform, first, so that we were properly tired, hot and sweaty (it was very warm and humid again, this morning.) The view was entirely worth it though. Somehow highlighted by the heavy veil of humidity that gave the air a glow, just as it cut visibility a bit. We didn’t end up paying to go into the Gaudi exhibit: by then the queues were very long, and we could see most of it fairly well from the park. Also, we had succeeded in making a reservation at another chow-hound recommendation, Restaurante El Vell Sarrià, which was going to take a bit of walking and a metro/train interchange to get to.

Lunch was just as we had hoped, sitting at a table outside, watching the Sunday morning market-goers, while eating razor clams followed by the signature mountain-and-sea rice dish (which is not a paella!)

From there we caught the train back into town, to follow the trail of Gaudi buildings, a very pleasant walk ending quite near our apartment. Plenty of time for uploading photos, writing blog entries and catching up on e-mail.