Wednesday, August 4, 2010

More Sightseeing in Barcelona

We went up the Montjuic Hill, where the 1992 Olympics stadium was located.





The grounds surrounding the stadium was nicely landscaped.





This amazing piece of steel is the Montjuic Communications Tower.



From the side entrance of the stadium, we could peek inside, looking at how much the preparation for the European Athletics Championship 2010 was already on the way.



This is Palau Sant Jordi, an indoor sporting arena.



We also found Nadal's and Federer's footprints there.





From there, we walked downhill to the National Art Museum of Catalonia, housed in the Palau Nacional. This is the view from the back.





This is the view from the front; pretty grand eh?



The view of the city from up there.



The magical fountain, called Font Magica, situated right in front of Palau Nacional, was in a maze of steel. We think that they are hyping up the place for a big event, some sort of concert or celebration, presumably for the European Athletics Championship (we are just guessing, did not bother to find out).



This is the statue at the roundabout in Placa d'Espanya, a busy and popular city square, near to the Font Magica.



The Venetian Towers, also near to the Font Magica.



We then returned to Placa de Catalunya to have a little rest on the side benches in the square, watching the fountain and the world went by.





The areas surrounding Placa de Catalunya were extremely busy. Just look at the crowd at Rambla de Catalunya.



And the crowd at La Rambla.



We finally picked one of the cafes/restaurants at La Rambla for dinner and sat down watching the crowd.



It was already dark when we finished dinner. But the crowd was just getting denser.



We were totally exhausted but thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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