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AshleyFryling

  • 22 years old
  • From Michigan, United States
  • Currently in Michigan, United States

Welcome to Spain

Barcelona

Day 79

Spain Barcelona, Spain  |  Mar 28, 2012
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Wednesday!

We had a field trip with my architecture class to Parc Güell since we've been studying Gaudí. I had the morning off, so I went there early and walked around. It was a beautiful day, really sunny and clear blue skies. Of course the park was flooded with tourists; it usually is. I sat in the shade and people watched for a while, which was very entertaining. There were some school groups, tours, and even what looked like a day trip for a retirement group home. It was funny to watch all of the young girls pose dramatically for the camera one moment, as if amazed by the beauty of the park, but once the camera was gone they shuffled around apathetically. It was also funny to watch the "vendors" shift around to different parts of the park depending on where the crowds were heading. They usually have a scarf or small blanket laid out with sunglasses or jewelry pinned on to an umbrella. You could see them bunch up the blanket and hide it in a bush sometimes while they walked around a bit. Anyways, Parc Güell is a fun place to people watch.

When our class got there we drew for a while and then walked around to the top section that has a great view of the city. Our teacher tried showing us a certain painting technique to depict the certain type of rock used in the park, and accidentally spilled a ton of dark brown paint all over the beautiful tiled benches. He started cleaning it up really fast, telling us "hide me in case the park security comes over here!" Haha. Luckily it washed off with some water...atleast most of it.

After we were done there, I wandered around the neighborhood with one of my friends. We grabbed coffee and tried to find the Lesseps market, which we ended up missing somehow. It was cool to walk around that area, though, it was a really cute neighborhood. We even got to pet a little baby pug dog that was running around with his owner. :-)

For dinner Gloria had pork chops, salad, and lasagna which was delicious as always. I'm going to miss Spanish food when I go home, but since I've had that cooking class I think I'll survive.

And that was my Wednesday!

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