Hey guys, this is Dani, hope you enjoyed our catweek series from the other week! Melissa, the lucky winner of our giveaway, has already chosen her quote for the painting; curious about it? I would (gossip boy at heart), so I thought I could share it. It’s a Confucius quote that will make happy every Batman-fan reader (as we both are! Juno is however on the catwoman team instead): “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”. Good one!
Ok, let’s move to today’s post. Last weekend we went to the Disseny Hub Museum in Barcelona and we seized the opportunity to visit Poblenou, the neighbourhood where the brand new design museum is located. Since my work office precisely is at Poblenou, automatically has become a neighborhood we don’t like to visit often: It’s almost a 45′ metro ride from our home and walking by their streets reminds me so much about how I hate Monday mornings. However with the idea of visiting the museum on our heads, we checked a shared map where Damaris adds every interesting restaurant we hear good things about and found an interesting one to try. All together seemed as a good opportunity to spend some time at Poblenou and make amends with the district.
Poblenou was an industrial area back at the 19th century where you can find lots of brick buildings, old factories and chimneys around that cohabit with the latest architecture. It’s indeed photogenic and as a plus, there are some cool stores located there like Noak’s Room (vintage furniture). We had lunch at El 58, a tapas restaurant located in La Rambla del Poblenou, a nice pedestrian avenue that ends in the beach, where you can continue walking to La Barceloneta. I think a good recommendation for anyone visiting our city is to include La Rambla del Poblenou in their itinerary before going to the seaside walk. That part of the walk is less crowded than la Barceloneta so it would be a good starting point to take pictures.
Poblenou ended up being quite photogenic – I think we should come back to take more pics again some other time – and the food was also excellent. I guess spending the weekend near my office neighborhood wasn’t that bad at all, it is good as a playground. What do you guys think? Do you feel the same as me about spending free time near your workplace?