we loved visiting parc güell in barcelona! josh and i were both so excited to see this place, which is covered in mosaics, buildings, sculptures and steps by the one and only gaudi. the kids loved it as well. when josh asked her how these building made her feel, eleanor shared how it looked like waves and the boys talked about how they liked all the colors. i couldn’t get over how breathtaking the views of barcelona are from the top of the park. absolutely gorgeous and a highlight of our trip for sure.
some photos below…
there were about 5 college girls from russia traveling together doing a little photoshoot right here where we took this family photo. when i saw them doing their thing, i was like, “that’s who i’m asking to take a family photo of us!” lol. sometimes the family photo by a stranger turns out incredible and sometimes not at all, but i had a feeling when i saw one of them working her camera she’d know what to do with mine. YAY!
eleanor really was right when she commented how everything felt like waves. coming from new york, where much of it feels so vertical and straight and structured with our skyscrapers and apartment buildings or brownstones, it all felt so playful, like we were inside a dr. seuss book!
the kids have been taking some of the coolest photos on their little cameras this trip. i’ve said it before, but it’s always so fun to see life through their lens. also, can we talk about samson and his love for the buzz cut?! he has such amazing hair but he is so loyal to his extra short buzz cuts and i just think it’s the sweetest thing. to be five and know exactly what you want when it comes to your hair. he kills me.
all of the mosaic pieces bunched together making such beautiful little bursts of color.
photo by samson. :)
these two cuties together in their matching blue.
these ceilings were my favorite part.
and my sweet baby girl and that panda of hers that has traveled pretty much everywhere we’ve gone the past 6 years of life. it’s amazing that we haven’t lost her yet (knock on all the wood), or that eleanor’s arm hasn’t gotten stuck in that holding position. ;)
truly such a magical place and so happy we were able to spend a morning there exploring it!