Drinks on the terrace at our hotel, Villa Emilia
My favourite cathedral ever, Santa Maria del Mar - there was a wedding on, and if you look carefully you can
Beach Bum Robinson at Barceloneta
Frank Gehry's Fish, gutted
Catch of the Day
Dan took me sailing for my birthday. I am so very, very lucky. We got to watch the sun set over Barcelona's skyline from the sea.
The Sagrada Familia - total tourist trap and still a building site, but how often does one see a massive ornate church being build from scratch in one's lifetime? This is the only one I've seen, anyway. We didn't go in (queues round the block and 35-degree heat prevented us), but it was still worth the trip.
[The tram up to mount Tibidabo]
A turn-of-the-century fairground up a mountain, as featured in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
The rides may be old-fashioned, but that only makes them scarier ("What if it breaks?!)
[the highest point in the city]
[It was all a bit much for some people.]
[Trying to find some shade in Park Guell]
[A strange, New-York skyscraper sculpture on Barceloneta by Rebecca Horn]
The most boring sight, the Nou Camp (Dan disagrees).
[Alphonse Mucha's work]
For my birthday outfit (above), I got a dress from Topshop that I thought was quite "Modernista" and would fit well with the Gaudi architecture (see Casa Battlo, above). Turns out I was thinking more of Alphonse Mucha (also above) - Dan just didn't get it at all, and asked why I was wearing a stupid headress. Boys, eh? The man who served my birthday ice cream called me Lana Del Ray though, so in Dan's face.
Other places of note, sans photographs:
Arab spa, where Dan took me for my birthday
vintage shop - excellent place to shop for vintage, especially shoes - very reasonable prices.
Ivo and Co - a little homeware shop on Carrer del Rec, sadly closed for a refit the whole time we were
I do miss it... perhaps I will instigate a career change and become a skipper of a luxury yacht.