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March 20, 2007


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Gaudi's architecture reminds me of of the nests that dirt dobbers build, except more beautiful of course.

Bummer about the tourist office. I don't think I actually went there but received my info. on the tourist bus from a smaller metro office in a large square.... Sorry at almost age 60, the memory is slipping as to which square, but I could describe it to you for about a half hour. ;-)

Did you ever get your luggage, or did I miss that?

Lee Kottner

Hey Roger! Glad you're enjoying the posts. My luggage arrived within 24 hours, which was a huge relief. I think the tourist office you're referring to is probably the one I can't seem to get to, in the Placa de Catalunya. Oh well. You were here before the Olympics, right? I think the city's changed some since then, or so I'm told, so your description might not help anyway. :^)


I was there in 1996, after the Olympics, so Barcelona was very different from the one I visited in the early 1970s. You might inquire at your hotel about help getting a tourist bus pass. When I was there, I got a day pass...got off at the stops I wanted, and made an entire day of it. Well worth the price. There was a guide who spoke mostly in English.

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