Lindsay Taryn Photography

Travel Photography | Barcelona, Spain

This post is LONG overdue. I went to Spain in March and am finally finishing up a series of 5 photo posts from the trip. You can find photos from Madrid, Valencia, Sevilla, and Cordoba from posts #1-4 here.

True, I’m a Brooklyn wedding photographer, but I will travel pretty much anywhere in the name of photography. So if you happen to be looking for a destination wedding photographer, you should contact me! :D

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Barcelona was my absolute favorite city I visited in Spain – and is perhaps one of my favorites that I’ve EVER visited. Very rarely in my travels have I gone to a place and thought to myself ‘gosh, I could totally see myself living here someday’, but that’s what was running through my head the entire time I was there.

Barcelona’s got EVERYTHING: gorgeous old architecture, gaudy (I mean Gaudi!) modern art, parks, mountains, an olympic park, a beach. I was kicking myself for only allotting 3 days here. It’s so massive that it ended up taking more time than I thought it would to get around. I honestly could have spent weeks wandering around the city.

A lot of people think the prevalence of Gaudi throughout the city is overkill, but I didn’t get sick of it at all. I adore modern art and architecture and appreciate outside-the-box thinking. I only had time to visit Park Guell and La Pedrera, but next time – and oh, there WILL be a next time – I’m hitting up more Gaudi hotspots.

I’d spent most of the prior 2 weeks not speaking much Spanish at all, mostly because I didn’t have to, but also because I was afraid of what might come out of my mouth when I tried to. But on my last day, I was in a gift shop near the Picasso Museum buying something for my sister, and the shopkeeper started speaking to me in Spanish (or perhaps Catalan?). And I found myself replying in fragmented Spanish. She seemed to comprehend, so she continued the conversation with me. It felt very much like one of those faux-conversations you’re made to have with a classmate in Level 1 Spanish, where the topic is pretty generic, and the phrases employed are fairly simple – except this was IN REAL LIFE! And we both understood each other! And suddenly, all those years of middle school / high school Spanish have paid off (6 years and one other foreign language later, but hey).

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3 comments

  1. Nicki
    November 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Great photos Lindsay! That first one is amazing! I love Barcelona!

  2. November 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Love how many details you captured, you can really get a feel for Barcelona.

  3. December 14, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Wonderful images, Barcelona is a great city. I visited earlier this year whilst on a Mediterranean cruise and the one day that we had in Barcelona was certainly not enough. The Sagrada Familia was amazing though we had to queue for over an hour to get in!

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