Monday, September 11, 2017

Out of the Jurisdiction: Barcelona !

There is a lot of Catalan pride.  Tomorrow is the national day for this part of the country.
I expect that red and yellow banners will be all over the place.

The City of Barcelona has reproduced tiles designed by Antoni Gaudi.  They line the sidewalks of Passeig de Gracia, a major avenue leading down to the beaches.

 Architecture.  Details.  Wow.

St. George is big in Barcelona.

A gallery near the cathedral had some striking modern works.  

The first afternoon was spent in a cooking class.  Those who know me are howling with laughter.

 Carlo was the chef who instructed half of the group.

Rosa instructed the other half.  I took pictures.

Thanks to those who have expressed concern for Naples and me.  As you can see, I am not in danger from Hurricane Irma, but my house is in the evacuation zone and is at risk from wind, rain and the storm surge. I probably won't know for a few days if it suffered any damage. 


Kate said...

Be sure to see Barcelona Gaudi!

Rob Siemann said...

Have fun, there is much to see in BCN! I've spent the best of 6 years there, and until the very end, I kept discovering new things to see, to do, to eat...

Sharon Anck said...

A cooking class?? You are a man of many interests. Great photos. Can't wait to see more. I was wondering about you Naples home. You will have to let us know how it fared when you finally hear.

RedPat said...

There will be Spanish food at your house when you get home?
Hope your Naples place is okay, Jack!

bill burke said...

Some great photos there Jack. So you are going to be the next great chef. :) Have lots of fun and I hope your home in Naples is okay.

William Kendall said...

The details in those carvings is amazing!

Tanya Breese said...

you sneaky guy! i had no idea you were there! i am happy you are safe! great shots!

Michelle said...

Enjoy your travels. I do hope your home in Naples is alright.