|Here's a relatively small Catholic church, tucked so tightly between |
the buildings that sprang up around it that you could almost miss it entirely.
|And here's a grand cathedral (La Seu, pride of the Gothic era), which it would be very hard indeed to miss!|
|The architecture in Barcelona is amazing...|
|...especially because it often includes details like this one, a lovely statue of Madonna and Child--|
and this building wasn't even a church.
|Here's the main drag, a walking street known as "La Rambla."|
|And halfway down La Rambla you can stop in at the Placa de la Boqueria (a huge marketplace), where you can|
get some really fine--and really expensive!--locally-made chocolates.
Well, I really hope mi amigo Ramon would be happy with the effort my husband and I made, during the one day we had available, to enjoy his beloved hometown, of which he was so obviously very proud. I'm going to leave you with one final image, the statue of Christopher Columbus that overlooks the Port de Barcelona. To me, it looks like he's saying, "That way to America!"