Here we are (luckily) heading towards autumn and just now I got to reconcile with this city of ours: Barcelona.
I don’t know what it is, but summer does not make me appreciate our city. Now that I think twice, maybe I can tell the reasons: the super humid heat and the large amount of people visiting during summer, being on top. Also most restaurants and shops close (no foodie dates, no way!), and there aren’t many new exhibits to attend, not lot of new interesting movies to watch. Planning nearby hikes is not that appealing with all the heat, and I am not that into much the beach to be happy with the change. I am a city girl at heart, but summer makes me think twice.
It’s kind of ironic that I am talking about (
too) many people visiting, while daily encouraging from this blog to more people to come visit us, ha! In fact I would love everyone visiting here, having people from all over the world eager to walk these streets and learn our history makes this city a lot more special. But I can’t resist the temptation to complain a little bit with a “too much” once and then – and only during summer, I solemnly swear (*wink).
However, autumn never fails to make its charm, and I’m once again in love with this city, full of people, but also of new opportunities, new adventures.
We seized the Mercè festivities in the city to climb up to the Montjuïc mountain to get a renewed glimpse of Barcelona: the sea and the vastness of buildings is mesmerizing. At Castell de Montjuïc there is this perfect balcony to soak into the views where you probably will hear people exclaiming: “It looks bigger from here!” Because that’s right, Barcelona is quite approachable by foot, so it’s easy to forget how many buildings there really are.
Do you ever feel you can’t put up with the city (or place) you are living in any longer? And… do you after one second also can’t picture yourself anywhere else? I hope I’m not alone with this I hate-you-but-i-love-you-even-more dilemma. Also, why not, I think I could totally picture our family of three living somewhere else, any suggestions?
P.S: Psst! Have you already checked our Barcelona city guide ? If not, check it out! :
- Barcelona city guide: MONTJUÏC
- Barcelona city guide: BARCELONETA
- Barcelona city guide: BORN + GOTIC
- Barcelona city guide: RAVAL
- Barcelona city guide: SANT ANTONI + EIXAMPLE