My love story with Barcelona has been a complicated one. Although I always wanted to visit this city, I waited more than a year to do this. After so much canceling, postponing, waiting, and whatever it takes to waste this opportunity, I finally decided to take my backpack, leave the bed at 03:00 in the morning, face a heavy storm and just leave, alone on a plane and wet like a dolphin. I had no idea that this move will change completely my perception about how much emotion a city can share with you.
We can only see the world through our own window, they say. I decided to see it through my lens, and for this time to split my barcelonist experience in three parts that are the most relevant for me.
I always knew that people were made to build something good together, instead of tearing each other down, but Barcelona ensured me that I’ll never doubt about this ever again. I may be wrong, but I felt that falling in love IN Barcelona is easier than falling in love WITH Barcelona. I felt as if there were symbols of affection all around me. The city has an atmosphere that encourages self-expression, good mood and improves somehow the chemistry between people.
The way I see it, is that this is something so deep that I could write a book about it. And my camera can confirm this.
I may repeat myself, but the “feeling” word is what describes the most the city. I felt that big, BIG city feeling from the first second I set foot in.
Barcelona is like Paris, Moscow, or Rome. There’s always something to do. I like to call them “cities of all possibilities.” Beautiful, colorful, with extremely kind people, Barcelona is a city that feels very much alive, so much so that the light is bright like the morning, the colors are moving all around you, the buildings are genially designed, people are energetic, and nightlife lasts until daylight.
Wait, did I say colorful?
I got lost many times, and for the first time I didn’t care that much. I didn’t care that I will lose the entire evening, finding a way to exit, and that’s because there were no exit to find. I was in the right place, so why to leave a place where I feel good? And while there are many famous and many nice streets in Barcelona that have charm and character, I chose the ones filled with light, color, and vibe.
…did I say color again?
In Barcelona, it’s as much about the food as it is the tourist sites. Besides, the food is to die for! Make sure you visit a food market. Oh yes! That’s a life and unique experience.
La Boqueria was my favorite, without doubt. It’s a large public market with an entrance from La Rambla and one of the city’s foremost tourist landmarks. And I assure you; this is a nice, tasty, rich, colorful and enjoyable place to see in Barcelona, from fish to fruits, from candies to candles, from chorizo to chocolate…
Ah, these colors again.