traveling to Barcelona?

January 16th, 2007
  • popular opinion: It's magnificent.
  • my opinion: It's kinda lame.
  • them: It's heaven on earth.
  • me: It's rainy in February.
  • them: The city is so beautiful, Gaudi masterpieces on every corner.
  • me: It's a congested city, with very little architecture of interest, and Gaudi is extremely overrated.
  • them: Gaudi was a genius.
  • me: He was a great engineer, but a lame artist. As an architect he doesn't hold a candle to Calatrava.
  • them: Barcelona is the greatest city in Europe.
  • me: Valencia is a lot more beautiful and interesting, Barcelona has few avenues and streets to see.
  • them: Camp Nou is a-w-e-s-o-m-e.
  • me: It's nothing too special if you only take the tour, Stade de France is a lot more impressive.
  • them: The weather is delightful.
  • me: Winter in Barcelona is roughly the same as winter in Norway.
  • them: I would gladly see Barcelona and then die.
  • me: The hype is ridiculous and the city is a big disappointment.
  • art lovers: Joan Miró is exquisite.
  • me: Very gifted for a six year old, why did he retire so young?
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5 Responses to "traveling to Barcelona?"

  1. ColdWind says:

    Obviously, you don't know much about Valencia :P

  2. numerodix says:

    Care to elaborate?

  3. erik says:

    I don't remember much of Barcelona on account of being very very very young when I was there for the last time and I've never been to Valencia but from what I know of the latter: the modern architecture looks like something I'd enjoy visiting.

  4. Peter says:

    Shame you did not like the city that much. Rain in Feb. does not help a lot. If you care to see it in a different light then take a look at this map of Barcelona which is linked to numerous 360 panoramas taken around the city. Did you manage to get up the Temple de la Sagrada Familia while you were there? Which bits of Barcelona did you actually like?

  5. numerodix says:

    Sagrada Familia is one of the high points obviously, but it's a bit like going to a construction site. And it won't be complete for 100 years.