Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Barcelona IV :: Park Güell . Port Olímpic ::

Greeting from Nottingham! (:
So, title says it all. Before we continue on the hotspots in Barcelona, I wish you all a splendid Chinese New Year with families and friends of a new year. (Y)

Yup, Park Güell! This municipal garden represents an amalgamation of architecture elements, structural ingenuity, and environmental landscape design, also designed by the brilliant Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí.

Those huge desert plants I've seen at Park Güell reminded me of dinosaurs movie all the way back to the dawn of cinema as the atmosphere of rocks and plants everywhere gave me a feeling like I was visiting a dinosaur adventure park in Spain. :p

The park is skillfully designed to bring peace and calm to the earth that one would expect from a park. An oasis of serenity had amidst the bustling park with talented street musicians playing harmonious music at different locations. The park became even amicable with them around, I was really fortunate to be there! (hoho)

Stunning view on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. Breathless!

Gaudí's mosaic work on the main terrace. His mosaic work in trencadis manifest all over the park, especially on the seating area that tastefully embellished with multi-coloured tiles.

And yess, I got to sat on his work for a short while for rest with my dearie after a long, long and steep walk at the park. Nothing to brag about, but I was thrilled on getting a seat for both of us at that time. (lol) It was part of the 'package' to me, if you get what I meant. :D

Waited in a queue about 30 minutes just to take a picture with the MOSAIC LIZARD!! Yay finallyy, one with that famous lizard sculpture. (bwahaha)

Lunch. Very appetising, nothing like this simple yet tasty from sauce to fries to egg to meatballs in Nottingham! or, have not found one yet. Mm. Anyway, a person like me who isn't fond of egg yolk found dipping the meatballs onto the soft-cooked egg yolk was truly mouthwatering, it was something I learned from my friend's Spanish friends. (Thanks!) (;

After a simply amazing lunch we had, we went back to hotel for rest and changed for a chill night out at Port Olímpic.

A well laid out restaurant with good, understandable menu(s) written in different languages. A very busy restaurant, but that did not worsen the service, the waiters were really friendly as well. We had a very tasty seafood paella, and fresh lobster there. Indeed a pleasant touristic restaurant to dine-in. ^_^

After a wonderful seafood dinner, we walked around the port and found a lot of sheesha places and were excited to try one so we entered the chosen one that was bright and busy enough to not give us any creepy feeling like the rest did. It was a truly chilled night out with my dearie Kayla as I enjoyed her presence alone so much. The sheesha wasn't as good as the one in Nottingham though.

Last hotspot to share in the next post, till then! :DDD

xo Shirnie

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