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Visiting Barcelona

SPAIN | Thursday, 20 December 2012 | Views [1802] | Comments [1]



I fell in love with Barcelona. If Paris, to me, seems like a very handsome guy waking up to a head splitting hang-over, Barcelona would be that playful innocent rogue -- lively, vibrant, playful, and a bit of a daredevil (crumpled shirt and all).  Exactly the man of my dreams.

Beer Tasting at the Damm Old Factory

Damm Old Factory

Imagine, drinking beer for free (provided that you have a valid ID) in a beautiful beer factory, with polished tiled floor, mood lighting, and a room full of "bronze beer kegs".  Estrella Damm is a classic beer brand from Barcelona that I have never heard of before because I've never been to Spain until then and I am not really a beer drinker.  The beer company's been brewing since 1876 and I was born 1983...so forgive my ignorance, it's a pretty wide generation gap there between us.

Old Damm Factory offered four different flavors for us to try.  I got me the strongest beer they have by mutely pointing at it, pretending to understand the bartender's english description of the drink.  His Spanish accent was just so sexy, it lulled me dumb.  

 

La Boqueria
It's a feast of colors, textures, sounds, and various aroma.  Food is cheap and bountiful.  Chocolates are just everywhere.  Little treats from dried fruits to empanadas to ice cream.  I could go on and on forever and not finish.

Colorful popsicles (some in flavors that I've never encountered before)  for sale in La Boqueria

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candies from la boqueria


Painter Quimet's Studio + Erotic Museum
The erotic museum is in front of La Boqueria.  People often pass by without noticing it --or they just pretend not to notice because of the type of showcase the museum has.  Barcelona's Department of Tourism doesnt have this on their books but this museum is actually a gem.  You have to get the audio guide to be able to appreciate the works displayed.  Inside, you will have a taste of how different the east the west view the erotic + you get to see the first porn film commissioned in Europe.  Trust me, you will find it interesting.

Tags: barcelona, damm beer factory, erotic museum, la boqueria, street

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I loved the pictures, they evoke what your writing suggests. Your words and images make me want to take in Barcelona with you as my guide, my roguish side is quite happy to have a new goal.

  Greg Dec 21, 2012 12:10 AM

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