Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Montserrat

We take the L5 and L3 subways to the Placa Espanya and the try to find the R5 train to Montserrat. I finally figure out why I don't see train tracks on my map...they're all underground.


 We miss the train bt two minutes and find a place to kill time with cafe con leche and croissants...We buy the ticket that covers the train, the rack railway up to the monastery and the two funiculars at the monastery...


 Carol and I take the Saint Joan funicular and hike back down about two miles...it's a beautiful day...





This is the  Saint Joan funicular leading up the mountain to an overlook...


 Overlook...


 This is a statue of Pablo Casals. I'm pretty sure we saw him at FSU in 1965...


 The line to see the Black Madonna was way too long so we just went into the church which was very lovely and a crazy waste of human effort and resources...maybe the church should be more interested in feeding the poor and less in building expensive ornate edifices...


 One highlight was meeting Marc from Barcelona on the way back...we chatted about travel for a long time and he gave us a lot of tips about things to see in Barcelona...


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