10.05.2011

españa snapshots- barcelona.

the first part of our trip to spain was in barcelona. we landed in the city on saturday morning and we spent the day running around seeing as much of the city as possible. i was immediately smitten by the famous gaudi homes (especially the casa batllo) and all the other intricate architecture at every corner. 


the city was bustling with visitors for the La Mercè festival (an annual party to celebrate the Roman Catholic feast day of Our Lady of Mercy). during the festival we saw a parade filled with paper mache 'giants' (gigantes y cabezudos), neighborhood bands, the sardana (a large circle dance), and a castell competition (human towers!) it was a fantastic way to see local traditions and celebrate the weekend.





have you ever visited a city during a major festival or event?

xo, 
jillian


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36 comments:

  1. fantastic photos, it all looks so wonderful!

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  2. Looks like so much fun! What an amazing place!

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  3. What beautiful architecture!

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  4. This trip sounds like the perfect fall adventure :) I'm curious, how do you make your photo spread? {New to the blogging world...this is a silly question I'm sure!!} xoxo eliza

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  5. The architecture looks amazing!

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  6. Looks awesome, makes me want to go back to Barcelona and see all that beautiful architecture. La Merce looks so fun!

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  7. Europe DOES have some breathtaking architecture. Love your photo collages. :)

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  8. So pretty! I want to see more pictures :)

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  9. Looks amazing...22 days and I'll be there!
    xoxo from Trinidad

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  10. Looks like it was an amazing trip! Love the pictures!

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  11. Yay! Loving the pics. Mas! Mas!

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  12. Barcelona is such a beautiful and lively city. Looks like you had a great time!

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  13. ummm that green looks fab on you, missy. love love love the photos. when I was living in Tours, there was a garlic festival. it was INCREDIBLE ;) happy Wednesday! xoxo {av} | {long distance loving}

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  14. So jealous - Barcelona is my favorite place in the whole world! I love all the Gaudi - it's just one of those things that has no equivalent in the States.

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  15. Looks like so much fun! I've never been anywhere overseas! Want to go SO badly! :)

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  16. WOW...those photos are so beautiful:) Looks like so much fun. Happy Wednesday, sunshine.

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  17. Barcelona is an amazing city. The Gaudi stuff looks really amazing in photos, but when you see it in real life it is breathtaking. Glad you had fun. xoxo

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  18. Those buildings are just beautiful!! And how exciting to be there when they have festivals going on!

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  19. This looks incredible, Jillian!!! Talk about soaking up the local color... what an awesome experience! xoxoxo brynn

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  20. Wow! What a wonderful events. So many colors and crazy things going on. So glad you got to go.

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  21. This city is amazing! I was in Barcelona about 5 years ago and it was one of my favorite cities :) I can't wait to read more about your trip!

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  22. Wow...love these snapshots. Looks like you two kids had a fantastic time...how cool that you were there for La Merce!

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  23. Can't wait to see more photos. Love that one on the bottom left of you kissing your guy. So cute!

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  24. OMG you two are so unbelievably cute!! Looks like so much fun and what a way to experience a city and it's culture.
    xx
    z

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  25. wow! it looks so beautiful!

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  26. I love Gaudi! Did you go to Park Guell (sp?)? It was so much fun, and it made me realize how crazy awesome Gaudi is!

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  27. looks like so much fun!! can't wait to see more :)

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  28. I'm loving these photos-Barcelona is one of my favorite cities, hands down!

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  29. Ahhhhhh, so very jealous! Amazing photos!

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  30. Looks like it was an exciting trip! Thanks for sharing the photos. I loved Barcelona when I visited earlier this summer. I hope I'll get to go back in April!

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  31. I'm sure you had so much fun! It's on my "must go" list.

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  32. Beautiful photos! Looks like you had a great time Jillian! I was in Barcelona for their celebration of Los Tres Reyes (their christmas), such a great time!

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  33. this looks like so much fun. i love barcelona!

    i always seem to be in europe during an event. the first time i went to france it was when they hosted the world cup. when i went to italy it was during soccer championships. and when i first arrived in bordeaux for study abroad they were hosting some of the rugby world cup games.

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  34. Oh Barce, how I love thee. I was there over the summer and I miss it terribly! I also was in Paris for Bastille day, which was awesome, during that same trip.

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  35. ooooh it looks so vibrant & alive!!!! (p.s. great photos!)

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