May 13 2011

Destination eSession — Ramos-Tioseco (Barcelona, Spain)

BARCELONA, Spain — I’m glad we’ve done enough to keep your attention, so welcome to second leg of our two-city tour and what a city it is!  What can we say about Barcelona?  Well, for one it’s a city for e-ver-y-one.  It’s a city with beautiful people and culture, progressive design, and political expression.  Barcelona is a motorcyclist’s Mecca.  It’s a sexy, explosive blend of the old and the new architecture.  It’s a place where skaters and graffiti artists are accepted and embraced–made obvious by the featured skate park at the Barcelona-Sants station and the well-placed graffiti murals on rolling store-front doors.  Oh, and don’t get me started on the high-tech rail system.  During your ride, look to an adjacent cart and you’ll see the craziest optical illusion as the train snakes its way beneath the city.  It’s one of many subtle differences that makes other leading countries look, well, ancient.  I’m not talking about you, Venice; you’re different.

Let’s continue on our restless, Red Bull-infused, photo bonanza!  Watch as we hit up Parc Guell… an hour after the other tourists raid the joint, kicking up dust, and giving us impossible framing options.  Fun, fun, fun!  We shoot, we leave, we eat, we freshen up, we change wardrobe, then head to La Padreras–a rooftop to end all rooftops, seriously–with plenty of time to spare.  Uh, yeah right!  15 minutes to shoot.  No joke.  We spent more time in line and in the elevator than we did shooting.  We wouldn’t expect anything less.