M, P, and I took a day trip up to Font Romeu and the Bains de Llo in Southern France. The day started with a stop at a local bakery and buying two big bags of mini chocolate and regular croissants. Score! Little did we know this would be our only nourishment til dinner (what were we thinking?).
I don't really have any photos... I'll say it's because I was in awe with the Pyrenees and trying not to puke on the drive up and over the mountains. The baths were super family friendly and "lucky" for us it was school vacation week, which meant the fee was 1 euro more (12) and the place was loaded with children. Thankfully little children speaking French are way less annoying than kids who I understand and honestly, everything is amazing when you're sitting in hot water. If I lived in the area, I would head back to the area and explore the other developed hot springs and some of the natural ones as well.
On to the photos! I decided not to be uber-cheap skate this visit and sprung for an admission to Antoni Gaudi's Casa Batlló. I still scored a 4 euro discount by passing off my BU student ID, which brilliantly does not have an expiration date or any sort of indication of the year it was issued. Thank you Boston University!
If you know me, you know I'm a bit obsessed with natural building and in general, architecture that's inspired by nature, with softer edges and curves. Gaudi's famous for this style and his Casa Batlló is a family home on the Passeig de Grácia that is inspired by St. George and the Dragon. Here are some of my favorite photos of the building.