Ever since the first time I saw a photo of Sagrada Familia I knew I needed to be in its presence. Seeing it in person blew my mind wide open. I could sit and stare at it for days and still find new and interesting details. Gaudi was greatly inspired by nature and all of its magic and it's clearly visible in all of his architecture and in the park he designed here in Barcelona. He also had a very dark creative mind which I deeply appreciate. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to visit such beautiful places and am inspired as an artist and as a human by everything I see.
Sometimes getting lost is a good thing. Wandering around a new place with no agenda, no expectations and no one else is a freeing experience. Today I woke up in Spain and even with my jet lagged brain and body I knew I needed to get out of bed and go explore my new surroundings. I wandered through a park full of Palm trees and wisteria, found a little cafe where I had a croissant sandwich and a coffee for only 2€, walked up several huge flights of stairs to a museum with a view of the whole city, and then spent 4 hours walking towards anything that appealed to my senses. I walked through parks and streets and alleyways and up through the hills above the city. I eventually made my way back to España Square near where I am staying and there sat my travel buddy Liz fresh off the airport bus! A great start to my stay here in Barcelona!