BARCELONA, Gaudi, Zoo (IV)
БАРСЕЛОНА, Гауди, зоопарк (IV)
Barcelona is the city of a great master of architecture — Gaudi. If you plan a visit to Barcelona, his creations are something you must see.
Sagrada Familia is a temple designed by Gaudi.
If you ask me, it’s really gorgeous outside. It looks like a sand castle from a distance. When you get closer, you get to see all the intricate motifs that embellish the building.
But in all honesty, we didn’t feel the expected spirituality inside. The church had gorgeous light inside due to the colorful glass that the windows were made from. But it was empty. It had no soul. Even the stained-glass windows didn’t form any pictures, like windows in other great churches do. And there were plastic chairs for visitors. Like I said, soulless.
So we went outside with Marge and found a playground for her.
Another place to visit to pay tribute to Gaudi is Park Guell. Gorgeous place, indeed. It’s a shame that Catalonians didn’t do justice to it when it was in a process of creation.
Our plan was to go to Montjuic the next morning. And we planned to get there by taxi. Then there was a spectacular idea to go outside in the direction of Montjuic, to have another nice walk in the old city center, and just catch a taxi along the way. Yeah, brilliant! Except… no matter how hard we tried we couldn’t find ANY yellow-black car (which is the color-scheme for Barcelona taxi) at all (that totally flooded the city the day before)! Finally, we gave up and called to one taxi service. And in this way, we found out that they had a strike that day.
ни одно такси мы так и не увидели. Ни одной машины жёлто-чёрного цвета, коими был переполнен вчерашний вечерний город. В конце концов мы сдались и позвонили уже знакомому нам таксисту. И так мы узнали, что у такси в Барселоне в этот день забастовка! Ха!
Barcelona’s architecture is full of love for details.
We devoted the second part of the day to the Zoo. And, we were a little bit disappointed. Particulary, we dreamed (especially Marge) to see gorillas, but the cages were empty. No monkeys at all, though the cages were present.