A One Way Ticket to Barcelona

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Inside the Sagrada Familia

As I exited the Corporate World in early July, I had 3 goals in mind. The 1st was to cleanse my mental palette. The 2nd was to restore my creative juices. The 3rd was to trust the process and let my gypsy spirit travel the world for a bit, reminding me that I’m never lost, just exploring. I will now admit that it was a scary idea but I decided to take a leap of faith.

So where to begin? As luck would have it, I received an invitation from a friend and the next thing I knew I was booking a one-way ticket to Barcelona.

Barcelona, the city of Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the inspiration for Dali, Picasso, Miro and home to incredibly beautiful and vibrant beaches. What better place to restore my creativity?

Parc de Cuitadella

Parc de la Ciutadella

My first day was spent catching up on sleep and walking the city. The fountain and pond at Parc de la Ciutadella has always been refreshing and lovely, filled wth families going to the zoo and the playground or young artists playing music, twirling hula hoops or wafting large soap bubbles that drift pass you as if they are just another person out for a stroll.

The next day I visited La Pedrera, which was the only Gaudi house I hadn’t seen yet. And it didn’t disappoint. I always feel Gaudi’s work, not just see it.

Artistic chimneys- making the practical, beautiful.

Artistic chimneys- making the practical, beautiful.

Viewing the Sagrada Familia from the rooftop of La Padrera.

Viewing the Sagrada Familia from the rooftop of La Pedrera

This model of La Pedrera reminded me of college builidng set models!

This model of La Pedrera reminded me of  building set models in college!

Some day I felt like this in the Corporate World...

Some days I felt like this in the Corporate World…

This trip is, indeed, reminding me of who I am.

As I wandered through the exhibition and on to the streets of El Born, I couldn’t help but feel inspired and refreshed. A good beginning to a new journey! This trip is, indeed, reminding me of who I am.

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2 Responses to “A One Way Ticket to Barcelona

  • Delighted to live vicariously through your photos and blog as you cleanse the mental palette. We miss you.

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  • Operation Snagglepuss :

    […] Here I am a year later and I can honestly say it’s been the most incredible year. I’ve traveled unfettered and fancy free. I’ve renewed my spirit and finally caught up on sleep! I’ve discovered a new career path […]

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