Category Archives: Barcelona

[USC|BCN] Barcelona Study Abroad Exhibition & Reception

The shape/pattern is a reproduction of the geometries of the masterplan for Barcelona’s modern expansion, designed by Ildefons Cerda in 1859. More on that: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eixample Images: http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=l’eixample&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1280&bih=709 Michael’s photomosaic – made up of hundreds of small pictures (from the trip), arranged by … Continue reading

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Travel Graphics, TRON style

So I wanted to make a map of my travels. Then I saw Tron. This is what happened: Since I did bit of traveling a few summers ago, I thought I’d do another one for that trip: Then I put … Continue reading

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Our place in Barcelona

We returned to warm and sunny Barcelona for two days after our southern Spain excursion. We pretty much spent the whole time packing up our things, going out one last night, and saying goodbyes. As we were doing so, I … Continue reading

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Tarragona

I arrived back in Los Angeles yesterday evening after nearly 24 hours of travel time. Everything went smoothly, it just took forever. And now I am severely jet-lagged, hence the early morning blogging. I still have some work to do to … Continue reading

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Semester Highlight: Private tour of La Sagrada Familia

Our last full week in Barcelona, we finally were able to visit the city’s most iconic piece of architecture, La Sagrada Familia. La Sagrada Familia is Antoni Gaudi’s largest and most famous project, and one that is still under construction. Construction … Continue reading

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Casa Batlló

As part of our field studies, we visited another one of Gaudi’s projects, Casa Batlló (pronounced Bad-yo, but barely pronouncing the d). It was an apartment building integrated into the middle of a traditional Cerda city block. It is most recognizable … Continue reading

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FC Barcelona 5, AD Cueta 1

Two weeks ago, Yoav, Michael and I got tickets to an FC Barcelona futbol game. Tickets are pretty expensive because the sport so popular here, so we went to the cheapest game we could find. The match was against AD Cueta, … Continue reading

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A Happy Catalan Thanksgiving

Before I get into our Thanksgiving feast, I want to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I’m thankful for my friends and family, from LA to MI to BCN and beyond, and everything that comes with you guys. Especially my parents. … Continue reading

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Culinary Creations

Here are some more meals that we’ve put together since returning home to Barcelona. The meals we had while traveling served as inspiration for some of these dishes. Ben’s red wine chicken with pasta and tomato cream sauce and cooked … Continue reading

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South-Eastern Coastal Park

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