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susie and i swiped our subway cards and started down the stairway. i always get very excited by metros... the routes are map-reading at its purest (no turn towards the gas station when you reach the barn) and i love the efficiency of 300 people barreling down the carpool lane... i saw a train at the bottom of the steps (which is even better, so we don´t have to wait). we made it just as the doors closed. then, susie looked at the train name. not only were we on the wrong train, but we were headed the wrong direction so we couldn´t even connect.
... was the whole reason i wanted to see barcelona, but the tour was disappointing. i had no idea that they were less than 50% done. scafolding everywhere. however, our second pass through the church (after a trip to the museum) was much better. the museum talked about how gaudi used nature (seashells, spirals, leaves, trees, waves, etc) as his basic church elements. you could see them all and it was really quite fantastic the scale he used them at.
most nerve wracking: climbing up to the top and crossing the stone bridge. i clung tight enough to the handrail to leave an imprint. my thighs hurt all night from hundreds of steps of shaking.Posted by steveh at May 19, 2006 5:42 AM