I’ve been living in Barcelona for almost 5 five years now. And one of the things that always catches my attention is that there is always something going on in the city. A vintage market, a swing concert at the park, a neighborhood festival or a traditional parade.
One of the things I recently discovered is Palo Alto Market. It’s a creative market that takes place the first weekend of every month in a beautiful, cozy, outdoors location. There are foodtrucks, concerts, exhibitions, contemporary designers and workshops.
I went last summer and was meaning to go for a while before that. I was always to lazy to do so, I think (crowded places make me nervous and it’s a fact that Palo Alto Market is very crowded). But we made our visit very early as soons as the market was opening, so we had it pretty much for ourselves and I managed to take really nice photos and to do a photo vlog for my YouTube Channel.
Every corner was beautiful. It felt like a little world inside the world. There was music, food, sweet aromas, flowers and a good vibe. I look at these images today in a rainy cold winter morning and my heart feels warm and cozy.
One of the things I like the most about Barcelona is its life. The simple possibility of being at work at 17.00h and thirty minutes later, being at the beach sunbathing, is loveable.
I was talking about it just yesterday to a friend. It’s like living two different lives: one minute you are all dressed up in front of your laptop at work, and the next, you are drinking sangria in your bathing suit breathing sea air.
I love that. It’s a precious way to get away from routine.
I took the photo above with my Polaroid and now I keep it next to my laptop at work! But not in a sad kind of way of “why I’m I trapped here when I could be laying on the beach instead of looking to a photo of the beach” kind of way.
I have it here in an inspirational way. A reminder of the things that I love that bring me peace and calm.
Happy birthday to our life in Barcelona!
Three years ago, on April 6th, hubby and I moved to a new country.
It was a very difficult decision to make, but we are happy we did it!
So kudos for trying something new and getting out of your comfort zone.
Two friends of ours came to Barcelona for their honey moon. They got married in Madeira (that’s why we went there), and they came for a couple of days, so we showed them a little bit around and it was like we were living Barcelona for the first time.
After being away for a week and coming back to the most beautiful places of the city to show to our friends, our eyes were wide open, marveling with every building, corner and park.
We rediscovered Barcelona. All the time I thought what an amazing and beautiful city it is, and it regained my heart. It has so much to offer and hubby and I realized how much we missed it.
With that in mind I would like to share with you some of my favorite photos I’ve taken in this past year and half 🙂
Glad to be back!