Barcelona – Architecture and Cactus

A reporter from the Vancouver Sun visits Barcelona and the Gaudi buildings in he area, and also, just on the side, sees a cactus garden in passing. Who knew there were cacti in Spain?

A 15-minute hike away is the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Cathedral, long a symbol of the city. Architect Gaudi created the dramatic fa├žade at the end of the 19th century, which was intended to have 12 irregular towers representing the apostles. A project is currently underway to complete the landmark, but it will likely take a few decades….

The nearby cactus garden, which grows some 200 varieties of succulents, is a pocket of peace.

There are other sights to see in the city, such as Europe’s largest aquarium.

Now that’s what I call a vacation. Of course, I would have taken pictures, while this Canadian reporter did not. Really, now, who can visit the Sagrada Familia and not take pictures? It’s practically heresy. Well, here’s on for you that I found on wikipedia, by Shawn Lipowski.

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