Being wide awake at 4.30am means you can go back to sleep and still get up at stupid-o-clock. And we all know the best thing to do at stupid-o-clock is to go out and take photos before the city wakes up*….and you thought I was being sarcastic when I said The Joys of Jet lag.
I’m staying in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, the oldest part of the city. It was built around 5 minutes after Jesus was around. He may have been a famous carpenter, but I think the stone masons of the day need some serious praise. The buildings are amazing. and just when you think all the beautiful buildings are looking a bit same-y you turn a corner and stumble across something one step above what you’ve already seen….That, or someone sleeping on the street. (it’s stupid o-clock remember)
I also noticed it was 20 degrees at 6am.
*turns out Barcelona is not a morning city, but I was yet to learn that.