Second Day 03.10.05
We didn’t have enough sleep on the night/morning we had to fly. We still couldn’t sleep on our first night in BCN. The city employees collected trash on Sunday night/Monday morning roughly between 12 – 2 a.m. We couldn’t believe what we heard. They passed by our apartment a few times pushing a container with wheels on the not so even pavement. And they parked their truck around the corner of our street. We could hear the machine lifting the containers a few times, because our bedroom was right against the front facade.
Come around 2 a.m., it’s the post office’s turn. They started loading and unloading and whatever …they made so much noise. We didn’t really sleep in the end and we got up feeling tired. We started to wonder if our neighbors on the same street, the locals, couldn’t sleep either or if they slepth through the whole thing because they are use to it…
In the morning we ate breakfast and got our coffee at (I couldn’t believe it) STARBUCKS! That made up for the lack of sleep. A Gran Mocca Frappuccino, a gran cappuccino, and a flauta jamon, please. We were so happy and so jealous, because it turns out that BCN has about 10 Starbucks in the city. Since we decided that we would do a Gaudi Tour, we went straight to Passeig de Gracia. Some of the lamp posts are beautifully intricated, even more beautiful than the one I sketched previously. The bench at the bottom of the lamp post is a great idea! I love everything about it.