Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Spain, Barcelona and Estartit and the festival in the Gracia neighborhood of Barcelona

Shitting figurines in Barcelona, famous for Christmas
 Diada Castellera de Festa Major de GrĂ cia 
Street festival in Gracia where the decorated the streets

The decorations were incredible

Each street had a theme, such as candy, music, willy wonka, Alice in Wonderland etc

The decorations were made using recycled goods

The streets were packed

decorations were everywhere

Really amazing festival

View from Guell Park

Estartit, view of medes island made famous by Jaques Cousteau
Estartit is a costal town in the area called costa brava, a couple of hours from Barcelona.  A bus ticket from the North Station costs around 21.7Euros.

Guell park
Gruell park - Gaudi

Stonehedge, Brussels and Amsterdam


Bridge with the locks

The locks have names on it and are put on during weddings

Making of the flower carpet
Douro the other side of the river from Porto where Port wine is made

The peeing baby the symbol of Brussels

The finished carpet which is done every two years and lasts a weekend

There were Belgian Waffles everywhere in Brussels, and yes beer, chocolate and fries too

The carpet in progross


The kings vacation home with the two chimneys

Se church of Lisbon with the trolley in front

Everyone has their laundry handing out to dry

Porto Portugal

Lots of beautiful abandoned buildings

Douro, the other side of the river where the port wine is made 

Lello bookstore, known as one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world