What I like about Europe is that it isn't all that big but it's very diverse, so less than 2 hours flying time away we enjoyed warm spring sunshine while Storm Doris raged at home.
Probably all too familiar the modern and colourful Santa Caterina market above, while the view from the redeveloped bull ring has more traditional views across Placa Espanya and Montjuic below.
Over the years I've spent a lot of time in Barcelona both working and on leisure, the city never fails to fascinate, as an example how many major cathedrals have ducks and geese wandering around in the cloisters?
Of course the attraction might be the waterfront area of Port Vell just at the end of the Ramblas.
Barceloneta was once a poor and slightly run down area where fishermen lived until the Olympics started redevelopment, you'd need to catch a lot f fish to live there now.
Quite apart from being a great place to visit, the people are so friendly, I lost count of the number of people who stopped to give us directions or advice or just talk.
Swale Smack & Barge Match, 10th August 2019
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