Johnny, Barcelona esta muy loca!
Went to bed last night thinking I’ll have a sleep in. That didn’t happen. Maria, one my four flatmates, invited me to join for a little trip up the Montserrat with the infamous group of Johnny. Montserrat is a nearby mountain which with its funny shape attracted a bunch of religious hermits back in the day. Way back in the day. A short music and photo compilation at one of the museums highlighted five areas: símbolos, espiritualidad, identidad, cultura and natura. And I must say, the five words capture the essence of Montserrat perfectly. It’s a weirdly located little village, full of religious relations, in an absolutely serene place.
Being free from the main tourist crowd, which I expect will arrive later in the spring, we conquered one of the Montserrat’s many peeks. The clouds running over the mountain created a mysterious and silent feel to the uphill walk. With the conquest, the sun scattered the clouds (this is Spain afterall), and we enjoyed a light snack as kings and queens of the hill.
Now, why do we almost always build beautiful buildings in the most remote and challenging places?
Thanks Johnny people for inviting me!