We've been to Barcelona a few times and it never ceases to delight and inspire me. Apart from the amazing Gaudi architecture and the bustling Ramblas with its myriad of stalls and people, there is an indefinable atmosphere in Barcelona - perhaps it's an air of enjoyment.
Another famous Gaudi sight is the Parc Guell which is situated in a hilly part of town. It's advisable to take a bus as it's some way out of town and an uphill walk. It's well worth the visit. Gaudi's trademark ornate designs welcome visitors with a building at either side of the gate. The biggest attraction here is the colourful mosaic salamander which is always surrounded by tourists and their cameras.
And as usual on a Monday, I'm featuring a children's author on Flights of Imagination - today it's American author, J.D. Pooker with her book for the 8+ age group, The Ifs.