Most of Them Went On To Recover Completely
OK, so we completely failed to give up the car and drove to Barcelona! In our defence:
- We are back in the tent,
- We wanted to meet friends in Alicante rather than just cycle direct to Barcelona,
- We have cycled from the Atlantic to the Med, you moaners, and
- Go take Joe Dolce's advice.
Anyway, now we've got that off our collective chests, can we come in for a gloat?
Barcelona is just as fantastic a city as you remember/imagine. A little bit of culture in the Modern Art gallery, chased by Montaditos and sangria on La Rambla led to dinner in the old port at sunset followed by a moonlight stroll along the beach - maybe we'll just stay here.
The Modern Art Gallery, in a striking building with a main stairway like a marble madness run, housed an exhibition pulling together WW2-influenced art and ephemera. This included a US government public information film from the early Fifties explaining how, if the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had just been "as well informed as we are now", many more of them could have survived the "3 dangers of blast, heat and radioactivity" of the Fat Boy and Little Man. After all, many did walk away with minor injuries and their children are completely unaffected by the radiation.
P.S. The Catalan for hake is "colin" - it just doesn't seem right ordering your fish by name.
Day N/A Culture Rating 4/5