Last Day in Barcelona - Colonia GuellSeptember 10 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C
Enjoyed the best breakfast at Santa Caterina of cortado, tomato bread and proscuitto tortilla.
Unfortunately it was our last day and also raining but nevertheless we went out into the suburbs to Gaudi’s crypt/ church. Certainly a lesser known Gaudi site but the information centre was excellent and it was certainly worth seeing. The town was a Guell owned textile town where the workers lived also. All the houses were built in red exposed brick with architectural interest added with contrasting directions and plcement of the bricks.
The crypt/church itself in true Gaudi tradition was not finished but it included many of the design features he was known for - contrasting direction of bricks, diffent angles and rock, mosaics, sloping mis-aligned columns and stained glass.
Had lunch back at Restaurant d’Andrew - red peppers stuffed with bacalau mornay, steak and mash, chocolate pudding and the worst wine wine I have ever encountered that tasted like perfume.
Bought empanadas for the airport and left early given warning of a an ongoing airport security strike. Things got worse from here as I got through by 7pm but flights were delayed due to the bad weather. This meant a 1:15am departure (10:30 scheduled), a complimentary visit to the VIP lounge coutesy of 28degrees and arrival at my airport hotel at Fiumicino at 3:30am.Read more