“Tapeo” (the art of eating tapas) is an important part of the Spanish culture and the social scene. The word “tapas” comes from the Spanish word “tapar” which means “to cover”. Normally tapas consist of a bread which is topped with a slice of meat, Spanish jamon, cheese or other small portions of dishes, in a tapas bar you might also see some dessert.
In Spain, tapas bars are always lively and full of talks and laughter as the most important thing about eating tapas is to gather a friends and to socialize when Spanish people drink beer or sangria and eat tapas.
I love tapas, it kinda reminds me of those summer nights when I lived in Southern China. We have a similar culture and we call that “Dai pai dong”, it’s like a food market street where you grab some BBQ and beer, socializing with friends late at night.
Continue reading Calle Blai – The popular Tapas Street of Barcelona 巴塞罗那的Tapas街
Compared to some other European cities such as Paris or London, Barcelona is not the most well-known city for classical parks. Yet I’ve found this Parque del Laberinto de Horta through my Barcelona friend who lives close to the park. During La Mercè festival period, it’s free entrance for all.
Parque del Laberinto de Horta is Barcelona’s oldest park, designed in 1791 by Joan Antoni Desvalls. It is located on the outskirts of Barcelona, in the foothills of the Serra de Collserola, but easily accessible by the green subway line. The park is romantic and there are lots of space to sit and have a picnic.
The park consists of two parts: the neoclassical garden and the romantic garden. Water is a fundamental element of the garden and it is presented in all areas in different ways: waterfalls, streams, ponds and canals, etc. There is plenty of shade in the maze as well, which made it a perfect place to visit on those hot Barcelona summer days.
Continue reading Get lost in the A-maze-ing Parque del Laberinto de Horta 走吧，去巴塞罗那的迷宫公园迷路。
Architect Antoni Gaudí was from Reus, Catalonia, a city not far from Barcelona. In Barcelona city, you can find so many great works by Gaudí: Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, Parc Guell, Casa Vincent, La Pedrera, etc. Being a huge Art Nouveauarchitecture lover, every time I come to Barcelona, I try to visit one or two of them and would probably keep going back for Gaudí’s works.
Today I’d like to show my dear Steemit friends Palau Güell, a low-key masterpiece of Gaudí. I personally loved its unique style and design, even more than other more famous works. Maybe not all Barcelona visitors are aware of it due to the low key promotion. It’s actually much cheaper than other Gaudi attractions, which makes it great value as the palace was huge and there’s so much to see. You can easily spend 2-3 hours inside exploring this architectural wonder.
Palau Güell was one of the first important work Antoni Gaudí made at the start of his career. Eusebi Güell, a Barcelona industrialist and politician wanted Gaudí to build an urban palace as an extension of the family’s home on La Rambla. Palau Güell was used as the home of the Güell family until they moved to Park Güell.
今天，我要带大家去看一个低调的高迪杰作 — 桂尔宫殿。我对它的喜爱甚至超过高迪在巴塞罗那其他更着名的作品。虽然桂尔宫殿设计独特，但是在众多的高迪景点中，却是很低调的存在。实际上这里的门票反而比比其他景点便宜得多，所以性价比可是非常高。桂尔宫殿可看的点很多，可以轻松花两个小时探索这个奇异建筑。
Continue reading Palau Güell – a Low Key but Impressive masterpiece by Gaudí 桂尔宫殿：低调却华丽的高迪作品
Before I went to Barcelona, I posted a short announcement for meetup. I wasn’t so sure anyone would show up since I was also asking on different channels in Steemit chat, but it seemed that no one would really be in Barcelona for La Mercè festival. When I was almost sure I wouldn’t meet anyone. There was this girl @ojamajo contacting me, and we managed to meet up in the end.
It was interesting, although I love to introduce Steemit to friends and strangers, it was the first that I met Steemian in real life! Today I’m going to report a bit more about this 4-day city festival and my meetup experience.
Continue reading First time meeting a Steemit friend in real life at Barcelona de La Mercè 2017 在巴塞罗那城市节第一次见到Steemit朋友！