Monday, September 24, 2007

What's cooler than being cool?

ICE COLD! A'ight, a'ight, a'ight, a'ight, a'ight, a'ight, a'ight, a'ight, a'ight.

Seriously, I thought seeing fireworks on the beach last night was cool, but it could not compare with seeing fireworks from our balcony tonight. Wicked badass! Yeah, we basically have the best apartment ever.

The numerous fireworks shows were in celebration of La Mercè, the biggest holiday in Barcelona. It celebrates the Patron Saint of Barcelona, Santa Euralia, and the celebrations consist of a weekend-long party. There are fireworks shows, castellers (human towers), gigantes (giant paper mache characters), and even correfoc (which literally translates to running fire...there's a parade of "dragons" who shoot fire at you). There are mini carnivals all over the city, and, in my opinion the best part is that most of the museums are free! Jake and I went to the Music Museum yesterday and it was really interesting. The museum detailed the history of music and its importance in the world. There were exhibits that had instruments from different time periods and different countries. The last exhibit in the museum consisted of a room where you could play the instruments. There was a harp, cello, electric guitar, and organ (to only name a few). Though the museum wasn't on the top of my list of things to see in Barcelona, it was super cool.

In other news, I am headed to Chicago for the weekend. I don't exactly know how my body will handle the time change, but hopefully I won't be a walking zombie for the entire weekend.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Let's see pictures from the balcony on Flickr!

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