Monday, April 4, 2011

Part III: Barcelona

And last on our trip, but certainty not least, was Barcelona! It was the perfect city to end in, as there were not a whole lot of sights to see, but plenty of sunshine and the beach! We did, however, see a lot of Gaudi architecture, which was incredible. And we also explored the famous Las Ramblas street, which was full of vendors, eccentric shops (with everything from handmade jewelery to turtles) and street performers. There was also an amazing market with rows and rows of vendors with every kind of fresh fruit, fish, and vegetable. 

 Stand at the market that sells fresh juice...of every fruit and every mix imaginable!

 View over Barcelona.
 Gaudi architecture.
The port bridge at night.

Part II: Rome

Next on our trip was Rome! We were only there for three days, but with the help of a bus tour managed to see most of the sights. 

I think my favorite memory was the night we decided to go to the Trevi fountain. We were right next door getting some gelato (of course) when we heard cheers and saw people running towards the fountain. So naturally, we followed. Turns out a man had jumped into the fountain and was down on one knee proposing to his girlfriend! Shortly after she said yes, the police arrived (to loud boos from the crowd) and tried to arrest him--I don't think they actually ended up doing so though.

Here are some pics: 

 The forum.
 Bus tour with the Vatican straight ahead.

Trevi fountain! Before the man jumped in...