There were many times on this trip that I wished I was not on a package tour. The tour was good for showing a plethora of amazing places in a short amount of time and for infecting our students with the travel bug, but there were numerous times I wanted to sit, appreciate and absorb where we were. One such place was Park Guell designed by Antoni Guadi. (BTW anyone know how to add umlauts or accent marks to text with WordPress?) I was stunned and amazed that #1 he had the visions for this park in his head and #2 he was able to translate those ideas into a tangible place, a place that ebbed and flowed though the structures themselves did not move. I especially enjoyed the mosaics. I’ve dabbled in mosaic and can appreciate the time and effort put into constructing the ones in the park. I wish we had had more than an hour and a half…..