Today we went swimming and tanning at the beach after some shopping, eating, and getting tickets for two Gaudi houses. During the day we went to Casa Batllo and in the evening we went to the Casa Mila here in Barcelona. This picture I took in the attic shows Katinka Van Dyk examining an extensive set of models of the building based on Gaudi‘s drawings. One model using chains and a mirror demonstrates catenary arches, which are the shapes of the attic vaults. The highlight of the visit was the tour of the rooftop and the projected imagery.
On our last day in Barcelona we visited an antiques market and the cathedral. We drank too much really good Sangria at the beach then swam in the sea and worked on our tans. We finished the day with a French Catalonian dinner of lobster paella, duck confit, pork in orange sauce, a fine red wine and deserts. It was a great finish to both our visit to Barcelona and Spain.
Goodbye Barcelona, we will miss you and we want to come back.