at last! today was Parc Güell Day. and i promise to write all about it as soon as i can. for right now, it’s almost 11:30 and i need to get up at 5:15 to check out and get myself to the airport, so i’m gonna go to bed. *sigh* so long, barcelona. and, spain. it’s been a lovely two weeks. and i’m sure i’ll be seeing you again in this lifetime.
.::today (in a nutshell)::.
i got up a little early so i could go ahead and pack and get my stuff ready to leave, since i figured i wouldn’t wanna do it tonight and tomorrow would be to early for all that madness. so i think i’m ready. once that was done, i took off (finally) for parc guell. sunny, clear skies, and kind of warm-ish… the perfect day for a hike. and a hike it kinda was!! i stopped to take pictures a few places, but all in all i think it was about an hour-fifteen from my hostel, so i’m guessing somewhere around 4 miles. dunno, gotta look it up. anyway, i spent a long while there, taking all kinds of pictures, listening to musicians, and doing a little rendition of the long mosaic park bench with my watercolor pencils and pastels. that was fun! some elementary school kids came up and were eating lunch next to me, and a couple of them came behind me to watch me color. awkward… but i got a ¡que bonita! for my picture and it made me smile. i’m so on their level. after my time at the park i walked home… a bit faster this time, because mostly downhill and i knew my destination. i spent the rest of the afternoon window shopping and picture-making. then, dinner at a restaurant near the boqueria market before coming home. Read the rest of this entry »