Monday, August 9, 2010

"But, My God, They Were Travellers"

Kathy and I hit the narrow streets of Barri Gotic to sample the offerings of shoes, dresses, shirts, and any other thing that drew our interest.  We did not purchase a lot, but there is more to pack...oh no.

The best find was near the Arc De Triomf: WOK, a Japanese restaurant advertising a buffet.  For those of you who know the Crazy Buffet in Tampa, Florida, these folks are a close second.  It's smaller, but definitely the place for sushi, shrimp to peel, other seafood, fish, and meat to grill to order as well as vegetables, paella, noodles, lychee and an array of other fruits, flan, chocolate mousse, and jello, if you prefer that.  We plan to drag Jim there tomorrow.

Today is Monday so most museums are closed, but MAC BA, Barcelona's Museum of
 Contemporary Art was open.  There were many artists with unusual ideas and unique
names.  Our favorite artists were George and Gilbert, sculptors from the late 60s and 70s.  One of the pieces they are most famous for are The Ten Speeches.  Here is the first speech:  "They weren't GOOD Artists  They weren't BAD Artists  But, My God, They were Artists".  Hence, our title.  It was fun to make up our own speeches about women, dogs, travellers, you name it.


  1. Am enjoying your blog. We were gone for four days and I forgot to look when I got home. I got back out of bed to catch up with you. Glad you share the writing. Nice to hear from all of you. Waiting to hear a line or two from Jim = )

  2. Yes Linda, good point. How is Jim doing on this trip? This has been a great blog for me to read, thanks.

  3. When we asked Jim to write something, he told us that he had not even read the blog. (So we read them to him outloud.) He said he would read it when he got home. I think it has something to do with the print size??? Often when we ask him about something, he says, "Did we go to France?" "Is that where we are?" "Were we there?" "Where are we?" He's a trooper.