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Seattle

Seattle

In late April/early May Ann took a quick weekend work trip to Seattle and I tagged along.

After sleeping off the 6am flight we headed towards Pike Street Market for some music and late lunch. We got a sampler of scallop, New England, Market, and crab chowders at Pike Place Chowder Co, all of which were delicious but we couldn't really tell which was what.

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Birthday in Barcelona

Birthday in Barcelona

Today was a truly Gaudí day. We paid homage to the eclectic works of Antoni Gaudí, visiting Casa Battló and Casa Milà before finishing at the majestic Sagrada Familia. Throughout the day, I was struck by the anachronistic aesthetic of his work that is meticulous yet whimsical, fantastical and organic. The massive scale of the Sagrada is simply awe-inspiring and breathtaking. I'm not sure what else to say so here are some pictures (top from this trip, bottom from Ann's visit in 2005)  that likewise do not do justice to his work. Just go visit.

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