I admit, I should be caffeined up before doing anything pertaining to my child on weekday mornings. Actually that's a good rule of thumb to follow all through now that I look back on the last 10 years. Like every kid on a "winter" morning, he was snuggling deeper under the covers and refusing to... Continue Reading →
Yesterday TO was in a bit of a defiant mood and decided to test the waters by flouting the rules and diktats laid out. I did the only thing that I do when yelling isn't an option; I stopped talking to him. It was quite a bit of a blessed silence for Red am sure.... Continue Reading →
When wandering around the streets of Barcelona, near Sagrada Familia or the Arc de Triompf, you will come upon the church of Sant (St.) Joan (not a woman). After seeing the style of Gaudi's masterpiece, this church seems run of the mill but take a round of the place and discover it's beauty and architecture... Continue Reading →
Possibly the most eye-catching basilica in the world, the Sagrada Familia is a must-see. Especially in this format.
The cries of Ole resound in the small room. The lights are dim but bright enough to shine on sheen of sweat on the faces and bodies of the dancers. Suddenly a deep baritone growls out notes to a song you don't understand but can feel all the way down to your toes. The thudding... Continue Reading →
This was our last day in Barcelona. We decided to skip the beach in the less than balmy weather and spend the day in the Gothic Quarter instead. A good decision as it turned out. Browsing through a flea market, listening to street musicians and having a perfect lunch in a quaint, hole-in-the-wall place in... Continue Reading →
Gaudi and Barcelona are synonymous and even without anyone going too deep into the psyche or temperament of the artist, you can't help but concede, the man had style! A glimpse of his masterpiece Sagrada Familia...
When I visit a new place, I don't just focus on the well-known or even the off-the-beaten track kind of locales and sights; I like to capture the every day lives of the people there. Here are some glimpses of Barcelona, the way the locales live.