It is no secret that I have a passion for everything Spanish and for many years my wife and I have wanted to visit the costal city of Barcelona. I can certainly say the wait was worth while. With my go to street camera packed (OM-D E-M5) and my wife's Stylus 1 we set-off exploring the city. Whilst we only had only 48 hours in Barcelona we were keen to try and see as much as we could.
Architectural mix of Barcelona's skyline
It was soon clear to see that Gaudi's amazing architectural talent was present whichever way you looked, the city has an amazing mixture of traditional spanish town houses, modern shapes and historical architecture. When you look around through squinted eyes the city is full of amazing shapes and textures.
The next set of images captured the essence of local life in Barcelona.
Finally we arrived at La Paradeta a typical spanish restaruant (recommended by good friend Gordon Laing) With locals queuing out the door I had a feeling we were going to be in for a treat and I wasn't wrong. As you walk in you are presented with the fish counter, you select your fish and how much you would like, it then gets shipped into the kitchen were it is cooked tapas style and served to you in portions throughout your sitting. If you are a fish lover and you are visiting Barcelona you must visit this restaurant. Thanks Gordon.