We had the privilege of spending two and a half weeks in Spain last month, half for work, half for wandering just the two of us. My next post will be the work side of the trip, though it was hard to call it that (spoiler alert: I got to photograph kids playing soccer every day). These are a few photos from the wandering around part. I didn’t take near as many as on our first visit to Barcelona, but it was not for lack of love for the city.
Dry Martini, on the list of Top 50 best bars in the world and part of the Top 25 year after year. Until current owner Javier de las Muelas (recognized as one of the best bartenders in the world) bought it in the early ’90s, it was a one-drink bar. Out of the frame is a counter on the wall displaying the number of Martinis sold (it hit 1 million in 2010!) We had a lovely experience last night in this iconic and gorgeous space.
We took a break from the city on one of our last days and hiked into the clouds. We took a train from Barcelona to Monistrol de Montserrat and then, instead of taking another train or a cable car, we hiked our way to Monistir de Montserrat (Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey).
One of the best cocktails I’ve ever had (and by far, the most interesting) at Paradiso! This little speakeasy through a “refrigerator door” in a pastrami shop is the perfect mix of class and Tom Cruise in Cocktail. But let’s talk about this drink…
Solera Presidente: Ron Zacapa 23 rum, Carpano Anitico vermouth, oloroso sherry, banana liqueur and Fernet Branca aged for six months in barrels. Served in a glass pipe smoked with vanilla tobacco, bathed in bitter chocolate and wrapped in a cloud of cotton candy! So whimsy and balanced and delicious.
All photographed with the Fuji x100t.