Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Barcelona 2015

On February 10th, Computer Animation Arts and Creative Arts For Theatre & Film packed their bags and flew to sunny Barcelona. Highlights of the trip included the Pixar exhibition at the CaixaForum, the Dali museum at Figueres, a lovely sunny afternoon in Girona, a walk around the galleries at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, neck strain at the Sagrada Família, tapas and palm trees at Park Güell, and repeatedly getting lost in the labyrinthine streets of the Gothic quarter!   These are a few of my holiday snaps - enjoy!

On our way to the Pixar exhibition - just another of Barcelona's wonderful facades

"Say cheese!"

Unfortunately, no cameras were allowed in the Pixar exhibition - but take it from me when I say that it was brimming with magical things - not least the big 3D zoetrope that had to be seen to be believed!

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Beard envy #1

Beard envy #2

Beard envy #3
Beard envy #4

I couldn't stop photographing this guy!

Woman In Hat & Fur Collar, Picasso, 1937

Actual oranges on trees!

Actual oranges on trees in February!

The Gothic Quarter

The cathedral (La Seu)

Group grub @ tapas restaurant

I'm actually asleep in this photograph

I'm actually asleep in this photograph too

Inside the Dali Theatre & Museum, Figueres

Who knew that Dali worked in holograms too?

Outside the Dali Theatre & Museum, Fugueres

Girona! Such a beautiful town on a beautiful afternoon!

The fountain on Passeig de Gracia

Sudden appearance of giant women causes panic!

The Gothic quarter at night - hugely atmospheric! (Lost again! Where's my bloody map?)

Gaudi's Casa Batlló

Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia (still under construction)

Admiring the view at Park Güell


Mmmm - tapas!


Back in the Gothic quarter... (Where's my bloody map?!)

Chris enjoying a cocktail at Dry Martini

Jackie enjoying four cocktails at Dry Martini

... and this is my dry martini at Dry Martini!

An aged drag queen catches my eye!

Like someone from a Manet painting...

All smiles - we're on our way home


  1. Beautiful photos, Phil! Thank you for sharing : )

    P.s. Beard envy, haha : DD

  2. In my defence, they were 4 very SMALL cocktails....

  3. Take me back already! I miss these gorgeous views :D

    1. I'm thinking Rome, Lisbon or Venice next year!

    2. Please Venice!
      Rome's good too. :)