Our visit to Barcelona was brief, and while I don’t usually like visiting big cities in the summer, I loved every minute we spent there. Barcelona is a big city, but has the soul and spirit of a smaller city. It’s clean, easy to navigate and filled with attractions which are unique to the city and culture. I think part of the reason why I enjoyed it so much was because we stayed on the beach, at the Hotel W.
While highrises are not usually our style, being in this bulging building of windows allowed us to sit here…
and gaze at this… as much as we’d like.
The W facilities were a little slick, maybe a little too slick for my taste, and not just because of all the suntan oil around the pool. But, I did take a liking to the restaurant Gallito, on the beach beneath the hotel. The rustic setting was much more to my liking. The steel entrance is camoflauged with pots of established grape vines and herbs.
Many of the walls were fabricated with planks of reused wood with a beautiful mix of rough paint and patina.
Wouldn’t you love to lull away an afternoon or evening on this colorful banquette?
These knotted lampshades look like something that may have washed up on the beach,
from the depths of the sea. I loved the squares of blue painted wood built into the shelves on the far wall.
Turquoise and weathered wood was the color scheme for the simply set tables. Simply fabulous!
Good Morning Barcelona!