Last summer I also visited Barcelona for work. I didn’t have time to see Gaudi buildings but managed to take a few shitty photographs that I manipulated to look… photoshopped? Maybe I didn’t get the feeling of the city, but it was way too loud and crowded for me – even further away of the city center where my hotel and the Super Computing Center were.
I walked (yes: I WALKED. And yes, I know now that Barcelona is too big and way too crowded with cars to have a relaxing walk) to The Church straight from the airport, afraid that there wouldn’t be a chance after that. The church reminded me of a giant nest of ants, with ants replaced by humans.
A fragment of the statue of Columbus, if I remember correctly. The huge one by the harbor.