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
Qué bonitas han quedado las fotos! Estas muy guapa, he aprovechado la ocasión, para ver los videos, de la guía de Barcelona, y son una delicia, se nota el amor qué le tenéis a esta ciudad, seguid así
I definitely understand. Brighton gets very busy in the summer season so I just have to avoid certain parts. I am very excited for Autumn though – can’t wait to see the leaves change colour! Your blog makes me want to visit Barcelona so much :)
I gotta say I LOVE SUMMER! ha ha ha, I’m slightly scared of the ocean (or a very bad swimmer) and my skin isn’t the biggest fan of the sun but I’m definitely a beach kid at heart :) I love where I live too but at the moment, it’s school holidays and honestly going anywhere slightly touristy at the moment isn’t the greatest. People are awesome but when they get to an excess that’s when it becomes un-fun! On a side note, your shirt is so perfect for those cute photos and I love that heart!!!
Ergh I know what you mean, I wish I could leave the city where I am but then I don’t want to at the same time haha. Love the color of your top here, so pretty!
I can definitely relate to feeling like I need to “get out” of a place, specifically the high school bubble, and now the college bubble :P But I’ve just gotten off for Fall Break, so I’m hoping to find escape by adventuring into the city! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
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