Nevertheless, over the weekend, we decided to take advantage of the sunny skies and warmer temperatures and venture out to the famed, Parc Güell. This is an enormous park designed by the artist/architect Antoni Gaudi, whose work is scattered all over the city. This whimsical park makes you feel like you're in a child's dream. There are parts that look like gingerbread houses with meringue icing on top and parts that look like they belong under the sea. The Professor and I spent our Saturday afternoon strolling about the park, snapping pictures, watching the local performers and taking a break for some lunch. Then we walked from the park to perhaps the most famous Gaudi structure, La Sagrada Familia (the Sacred Family). This cathedral,seen in the last photograph above, is breathtaking and very unique. It is probably the most unusual building I've seen up to this point. It's facade is something rough and hard and full of sharp edges. It's almost intimidating, which may well be the point--I wouldn't know.
After all that walking, we went home for some home-cooked dinner and the Professor and I curled up on the couch, watched a movie and slept in the next morning. Overall, it was a pretty calm and relaxing weekend.
What did you guys do?