I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure


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Time for a post about Barcelona

At last, I hear  you saying!

I thought I would get started with a visit to the wonderful market of La Boqueria, one of Europe’s largest food markets, just off Las Ramblas in Barcelona.

It is an amazing place to visit – the hustle and bustle, the crowds, the scents, the sights and the produce make it easy to spend quite a while there, and that’s without buying anything.  I visited in the early afternoon, so missed the main spectacle of the fish market as many of the stalls were empty or emptying.  One or two other stalls had closed but there was still plenty for me to see.  In addition to the produce for sale, there are many tapas bars, where you pull up a stool and choose from a mouthwatering selection of small dishes, cooked as you wait.

Without further ado, let the mouth-watering begin…

Let’s finish off with some sweet treets…

This post is linked with Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.


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Meander around Mevagissey harbour

It was quite early on a bright Saturday morning at the end of March and Mevagissey harbour was looking very attractive.  The tide was out and the boats just lay there, waiting for the water to come and release them.

We started by walking along the east wharf, past the very sheltered inner harbour, stopping to look back towards the town. There is a little museum here but it wasn’t open, sadly.

Walking on we went right to the end of the breakwater which forms part of the outer harbour and stood for a while watching the waves.

Looking across we could see the other side of the harbour and decided to retrace our steps and then walk along the west wharf to the lighthouse which marks the harbour entrance.

On our way to the lighthouse we had spotted a sign for the coastal path and decided to go up the steps and then loop round and back into town through the houses.  From the top we had great views of the harbour and buildings.

Walking down through the narrow streets we decided that a warming coffee was needed to finish off our little outing and there was no shortage of choices of cafes around the harbour from which to choose.

I’m linking this with Jo’s Monday Walk, where you will find lots of other lovely walks.


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Weekly photo challenge: atop #2

The position of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Getty Center atop a hillside in the Santa Monica mountains, Los Angeles means that the views of the surrounding area are magnificent. To the east there is the Los Angeles skyline and the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains.

To the west you can see the Pacific Ocean.

Prior to visiting this site of the museum (there is another Museum site, in Malibu) we had been advised that a couple of hours would be all that we would need to see it.  We arrived in a taxi and asked it to return for us in three hours, thinking that would be more than enough time.  How wrong our advice had been.  We had to wait ten minutes or so for the little train to take us on the five minute journey up to the museum from the taxi drop off point (and had to allow time for the return trip) and then after marvelling at the beautiful buildings and admiring the view in all directions, we only had time to visit a tiny selection of the exhibits.  We really could have done with double the time, or more if we wanted to allow time for a coffee at one of the cafes with stunning views.  Presumably the person who gave us advice about the amount of time needed had no interest in architecture, views or art collections!

I only managed to take a few photos of the amazing building and gardens – time was so short!

Weekly Photo Challenge