Sunday, February 8, 2009
Except we went by bus and train....
We went to Sitges....a major party town near BCN.....However it was Sunday morning, so fairly quiet. Used to be a fishing village, now, not so much shall we say.
There is however still sailing, these are called patins, which are mighty cool little boats, they are catamarans, which means they have two hulls side by side, and no rudder or tiller, which means there is no official system for steering, you do it by moving your weight back and forth and by adjusting the sails.
WAY cool, I haven't been out in one. Yet.
Sitges LOVES a deep deep brilliant blue...it was trim in the streets, on the windows, in the walls and archways, and I loved this one with the leaf prints.
Sitges was also home to a Catalan painter Santiago Rusinyol who built a house there, imported some El Grecos, was buddies with Picasso when he was still young, and there are several of his paintings there, as well as Ramon Casas, another brilliant Catalan painter.... we went to the museum, which was amazing, quite small, and didn't allow photos. *sulk*
The streets had lovely tile work,
Some more modern. The old part of town was all whitewashed, and narrow and it reminded us all of Seville quite a bit....
Well, except for the sea, and the Catalan...whatever.
I love doors, you can see more of the blue trim here as well.
These guys looked like something is going on. What do you think it night be?
The little fellow on the right looks like he is having a hard time.