Last Email from Barcelona
We haven't done too much stuff today, went to a weird museum in a very nice building but with art by a Spanish guy we had never heard of, Antoni Tapies. Didn't like his stuff, which was kind of angry and industrial and uncomfortable looking, but the museum was nice and curated well. Then we walked down to the contemporary art museum but it was closed. So we've done a lot of walking and pottering around and seem to have had a big day but haven't accomplished much. We did find a good pair of shoes for me and a nice skirt for Cailli though!
The Antoni Tapies museum, which Cailli noticed because of the barbed wire sculpture on the roof, which should have been a tip off to his style, but we didn't know any better at that stage.
Tomorrow we will go back to the contemporary art museum and then go to Gaudi´s Sagrada Familia. That's our last full day and those are the two other big items on our list. We are in a weird Chinese internet cafe, very smokey, I am on a very bad keyboard, so I won't write much!
Detail on the door of Antoni Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia
The flamenco guitar was okay, there was a guy doing the singing shouting thing like the Gypsy Kings, then a lady came out and danced for a bit, but the best part was just watching the locals in the audience following the music. The band had an acoustic guitar, violin, a singer/shouter, electric guitar, and a percussion drum thing which was very neat, just a square box that the guy sat on and patted the front between his legs. It had a cool sound, we saw a drum shop today and had a look at them, too bad I don't play drums.Antonio Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, still being built after all of these years.
Interior of the Contemporary Art Museum, Barcelona
Pammie's shopping loot, which includes: drinks coasters, a bullfight poster, three silver rings, a coin purse, three Korean Pucca purses, three pairs of Camper shoes, a nice watch which I haven't figured out how to change the time on yet, three bowls for serving chips and olives, and a waiter's bag for Joe.