Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Seeing that Must-see Landmark

There are certain things that one must see when you go some places. In Paris, the Eiffel Tower is one. In Barcelona, it's the Sagrada Familia, the amazing basilica designed by Gaudi that even I had heard of. Today, I took time to go see it, and I'm happy I did so.

https://flic.kr/p/NWXUDa

I managed to navigate the Metro the relatively short distance to the basilica. (Walking was possible, but I couldn't spare the time.) It looks like the Metro station is right under the building. Exiting the station,  I turned to face the building.

Wow.

There are few places that have literally been jaw-dropping, but this was one of those. I took many photos, and will post them when I get back to my computer, but none of them will do justice to this mind-blowing building. You really need to see it to believe it. I probably could have stayed for hours just staring at it from different angles, but I did need to get back to the last day of Eurocon.

https://flic.kr/p/NPa1Yr

I did like the Metro, which was easy to use even for a foreign first-time user. Now that I see how it works, I don't worry about using it to get to the train station for the train to Paris tomorrow morning.

https://flic.kr/p/MZbAmM

And so Eurocon 2016 comes to an end. I enjoyed it. Whether I'll get to others remains to be seen, although there's a bid to hold the 2019 con in Belfast the week after Dublin's Worldcon, should they win their bid, with a train trip between the two conventions. We'll see how it goes.

Tomorrow I get to see the places I missed in the dark on the way south.

I enjoyed Barcelona. I hope I get a chance to come back someday.

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