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Yes, you have to wait for your turn to take a picture in the middle of the arch. Waste of time? No, and the most amusing part is to see how every couple tries their hardest to take home the best shot. From the clumsy to the incredibly acrobatics, from the people opting for: "Sorry, could you take a picture of us?" to those who recklessly leave their camera balancing on a backpack on the ground. And us? With the camera on a tripod that is jointed to excess , frame on the fly, 5 second self-timer, we run and … click. In the middle of the arch like two giants.
It was a beautiful evening to speed with my bride of 28 years and counting...
Hey, Giuly! Do you remember how many kilometers we walked in Barcelona? A zillion! After walking up and down every small alley, we didn't give in to tiredness and we walked up here. Then, while sitting on a bench, in silence, we admired the city from above. Five minutes of rest, the ferris wheel spinning, the grandeur of the Sagrada Familia, and then off we went again, climbing up the communications tower nearby. We really are tireless. The tower was closed though, too bad.
To my traveling companion Elise and all the adventures we encouraged one another to take part in.
Dome, I told you that I didn't want to bathe in those waves, but you wouldn't budge, and forced me to. "Come on, dive in, it's super fun!". And it was so awesome that I couldn't get myself out of the water and you had to come and pull me out. It was a tragicomic situation, I was drowning and laughing like crazy at the same time. And the more I laughed, the more I drank. I think I might have destroyed my face by scratching it against the sand of the ocean bed, over and over again. It was so awful. The more I tried to get out of the water, the more the force of the ocean pushed me back. Next …
Granny and Grandpa celebrating in Ireland their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Johnstown Castle in the background, a romantic place in County Wexford.