Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Barcelona: Day One

Wondering round and the BEST shopping centre in the world

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Sunglasses: Ray Ban, T-Shirt: Gap, Dress: Oli, Belt: Topshop, Bag: Alphabet Bags, Pumps: Fred Perry
I like to get my bearings on the first day of a trip. We strolled into the city centre to the main square and then down Las Ramblas which is full of tourists and hawkers selling crap. It's difficult to get a feel for a place in that sort of atmosphere don't you think? Fortunately I spotted the side street which leads to Placa Reial (Placa should have a different 'c' I know) which was much more sedate. We had some tapas at a hotel cafe, the Roma Reial. PhotobucketAfter lunch we got the metro to 'Espanya', the big roundabout/square near our guesthouse. This is home to lots of interesting buildings- what I think is a convention centre, an art galary, a huge fountain, and a shopping centre that used to be a bullring. I think I'm correct in saying bull fighting was never a huge thing in Catalonia? A shopping centre is a much better use for it! Especially when it is as fabulous as this one. The bottom floor had a supermarket where we used to stock up on cheap cava (2 euros?! Why not!) and lots of lovely food shops and cafes. The upper floors had a retail area with standard clothes shops, then a cinema, then on the very top floor a lovely open air viewing platform with great views of the city and the sPhotobucketurrounding hills.

18 comments:

t said...

Nice outfit!

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SoapyMermaid said...

eheh. you are s lucky to be in barcelona with the sun ;) my uncles live there so I come and visit them from time to time. I love your blue striped dress!!

Temporary:Secretary said...

I love seeing people holiday snaps, as it feels like i've not been away in so long and seeing your photos provides me with a bit of escapism. Thank you for posting this. You look fab in the dress, so lovely. x

Eve Gore said...

omg! baby you look so cute!
i love your blog!

big kiss from poland!

Jess said...

Great dress :) so jealous that you get to be in Barca. I loved that city

The Brunette said...

I would love to go to Barcelona, he and hubby talk about it but never actually go xx

Tine said...

Geweldige outfit!
x

Wida said...

Oh I'm so jealous! Looks amazing!


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misslikey said...

gorgeous dress. Have a lovely time

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Natalie Leung said...

ooooh i love your stripy dress and how you layered it! :) and the title of your blog is so cute, now following!

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Ellinor Forje said...

That dress is amazing. So fresh and blue. Thanks for sharing the photos and feel free to drop by me too, soon.

Sam said...

That dress is so gorgeous! And those photo's are really lovely

yiqin; said...

awesome <3

Sher said...

Oh lucky lucky you! Spain is a country I've yet to visit and I really long to!! you look so lovely here:))

xx

Vintage Reflection said...

I love tapas and your outfit, the little tee under the dress gives a nice light layer to the look and the white pumps pulls it all together. I can't wait to read and see the rest of your trip!! Enjoy!! x

She's Dressing Up said...

Lovely outfit :)! I love Barcelona <3!

Jhonatan Silva said...

belas fotos!
:)