March 2012- Cha Jones, Contributor
"Go with Oh"
Listen up ladies I am entering the “Go with Oh” blog competition where I can choose from 10 destinations in Europe to spend 1 month traveling to 4 different cities for FREE! Sounds like heaven to me, what about you? (for more information go to www.GowithOh.com)
Again, there are 10 destinations to choose from and I decided I would choose Barcelona. When I think of Barcelona the first thought that comes to mind would be people running through the streets on a bull run. However, I know that Barcelona has so much more to offer like rich culture and so many great sights. Here are (5) things that I must see when I go to Barcelona:
My Wish List...
(1) Poble Espanyol de Montjuic
I absolutely love architecture and I can only imagine what it would be like to walk in admiration of some of the most beautifully designed buildings in the world. As a poet, this would be a paradise where images dance on pages while escaping the prison of my thoughts. A place where old and new could meet and find common ground, the thought of never seeing Poble Espanyol de Montjuic almost scares me.
(2) La Rambla
Can’t you just see me rambling down La Ramlba, which is one of the most famous streets in the world? La Rambla is the Arabic word for “dried riverbed” but there is nothing dry about dancing in the street, participating in all the festivities and admiring the structure of the trees painting a canopy for buildings lining the street. Wow! People watching on one of the best streets in the world sounds like heaven calling me.
(3) Casa Battlo
Known as Gaudi’s work of art, Casa Batllo sits in the heart of Passeig de Gracia. It’s been called “an emblematic work” for Catalan architect. I would call it a collage-like building with a marine encouragement. I’d love to see how one man could take fantasy and superimpose it on a building such as Casa Battlo.
(4) Barcelona Beaches
I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t love the beach, so no matter where I go I have to enjoy the water and the the sand warming my toes. I can’t imagine going all the way to Spain and not being able to play on the beach, even if it were only for a moment. I understand that Barcelona has some wonderful beaches where I would be able to people watch, see some nice architecture, and have a refreshing drink while relaxing and listening to the waves.
(5) Barcelona Cathedral’s
I can never get enough of some beautiful and well preserved architecture, and the cathedral’s of Barcelona would be a must see for me. The giant Gothic Barcelona Cathedral towers over the old town area, and I can only dream of what pleasure it would have been to walk the streets in the days of its creation.
I can't wait to see Barcelona up close and in person for myself. After the 1992 Olympics I have been dreaming of my date with destiny and this fall seems like a great time make that happen!
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