Tuesday, 17 April 2012

sunset on the roof of la pedrera

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This was Easter Sunday... and we went to architectural masterpiece/tourist trap La Pedrera after lunch. Albert and I bought "Art Cards" back in the fall for €25, which get you into seven museums around Barcelona. La Pedrera was one of them, and for a while we thought it was just the exhibition space, which is free anyway. But it was actually the whole building, which is usually €16 or something, so it was a great deal!

We mainly just hung out on the roof in the sunset and enjoyed the panoramic views. Those of you who have been to Barcelona have probably been up here yourselves, so I won't waffle on about it. It's funny how when I get visitors here, I pathologically try and create a not-too-touristy experience, but here on my blog I always seem to be showcasing well-known places. I suppose places like the Gaudí buildings and Els Quatre Gats really are the most photogenic, though not the most representative of the life I love here.

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Ha! I do look particularly full of it in these pictures... I was aiming for a "50s movie star on vacation" look though

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Albert and I ;)

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Photos by Albert

dress: I Love Mona(gift from Albert), top: Topshop (gift from my mom circa 2006), sunglasses: TKMaxx, shoes: Fly London

30 comments:

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

Trust me, you do not look full of it, you look great! The pictures and place are fantastic, I loved taking some pictures all over the roof myself when I visited Barcelona, that now seems too long ago! I love your dress and how sweet of Albert to give you that dress. My boyfriend gave me the yellow ASOS dress but I don't think I can even compare that, haha!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Raquel: I loved that yellow dress! Albert does hit it out of the park with clothes gifts though. : )

And we were really lucky with the pictures; the place was closing soon so many people had already left the roof for the other exhibits... usually it's a zoo up there!

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow what a cool location!! the buildings are awesome!!
Aaaand I love the outfit as well, I enjoy your 50s movie star imitation, hehe :)
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YEYE STYLE BLOG said...

So pretty :)

Monique said...

I see why you love summer and sunshine (I suppose most of us do) It looks so good on you. Your skin looks so radiant and this dress well. Looking pretty in pink...I love the collar. Well Done Albert

Sierra said...

I haven't done nearly enough world traveling, so go on and gush as much as you want! That dress is really lovely on you. Albert did an excellent job!

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Laura Go said...

oh my gosh! breathtaking photos! And I really love your pink dress. it's sweet and cute!
♥ laura
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Beautifully Pure said...

Ooh! I love your dress! <3 So pretty and elegant.

Ashley said...

I'm in love with the color of that dress. I like weird colors like that...it's not the usual. And with the sunglasses? Se Magnifique!

dusanabotswana said...

def a tourist trap but certainly worth a visit! & esp w/ that pass you two got, what a score! cheapo Jonny & I would have even gotten that. beautiful dress & I like the little waves in your hair here.
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lauren, curious constellation said...

Your outfit is just perfect, what a lovely way to spend Easter!

Terri said...

What is the story of this place...for a minute there the colors and the shapes made me think you were traveling in the middle East somewhere.

Cat said...

You don't look full of it, you just look gorgeous! I'm so jealous of all your adventures in pretty places, but I do love all your "touristy" photos so keep them coming :) When I finally get a chance to take a break from work and studying, I'm going to just use Ruby Slipper Journeys as my guide to continental Europe!

Cat xxx
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mona hemed said...

You look so pretty! proud to be the maker of this dress and have a beautiful girl like you wear it! :)
you made my day!
Moriah
"mona"

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

That third photo is amazing! These photos are gorgeous! I love your adventures!

Anna said...

Barcelona and You in that outfit. Perfect combination!

SDiB said...

Absolutely beautiful shoot! Barcelona is one of those places that has been on my 'places to go' wishlist, ever since I fell in love with Gaudi... still haven't been!

Isabel said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. It wasn't a judgemental post at all, I was just laying it out in the open that isn't how it is for me. That's all.

Amber said...

You nailed the movie star on vacation look with these shots. You look like a brunette Grace Kelly.

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

You got some really super fantastic photos here Emily! I love the one of you and Albert's shadows on the wall. I know how hard it can be to find a moment of solitude for photo taking. The touristy places in San Francisco are always bustling and busy. You look so lovely in that dress with the dreamiest of collars. And your glasses are spot on for that "50s movie star on vacation" look. I love it!
XOXO

Emily Peebles said...

I do love the way you describe places that you've visited. It makes me want to visit them myself! That dress looks lovely on you, too. Definitely very '50s-moviestar-esque! :>

Ioana-Carmen said...

I really love your blog. Maybe you are agree following each other?! :)

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Stef said...

Love the dress on you and that top is just too cute! :)

Rosalind said...

You've definitely captured the 'movie star on vacation' look here. What an amazing location for viewing the sunset. The light...the shapes...the colours...shadows... so beautiful. I have to say that the peach shade of your dress against the soft sandy yellow of the architecture is sheer serendipity too!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I was wondering when this dress would make its blog debut. It's such a beauty! I think you captured the "50s movie star on vacation" look rather well. And, my, what an enchanting rooftop!

Traveling in Flats said...

These pictures were taken at such a lovely scenery. I'm going to be visiting Barcelona during the summer and I cannot wait! I love the collar detail on your dress :o)

- Nita
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Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

These pics are amazing!!!!!

Virginie Bélanger said...

Simply beautiful! Although the road less traveled is often exciting and appealing, sometimes there is something magical to those tourist places. Plus for such a great deal, might have been the best place in town to watch the sunset!

You look lovely as always lady Emily :)

Virginie xo

Aliya said...

What a stunning backdrop for these photos and your dress looks so nice on you! You're pictures are stunning!

x Aliya
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Chrysanthe Akoni said...

I want your sunglasses!

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