TEARS FOR BARCA

Less than a year after my memorable and very pleasant visit to Barcelona, the city has been hit by a terrorist attack.

BEACH (1 of 1)BARCELONA BEACH

PANORAMA (1 of 1)BARCELONA PANORAMA

MERCAT (1 of 1)LOS RAMBLAS MARKET

Market just steps from the famous Los Ramblas.

LOS RAMBLAS (1 of 1)LOS RAMBLAS 

Site of today’s atrocity.

LOS RAMBLAS (1 of 1)LOS RAMBLAS IN HAPPIER TIMES 

GAUDI CATHEDRAL (1 of 1)GAUDI CATHEDRAL

Gaudi’s tears must be falling for his native city. He was accidentally killed by a tram. Today’s victims were deliberately run over by a van. 

Turns out that the primary target of the terrorists was La Sagrada Famillia (shown above), Spain’s top tourist attraction, and had it not been for the premature explosion the night before of a multitude of gas canisters in the original plot, the death toll could have been much, much worse. 

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