Salutaciós de Barcelona!

Hola, amics! Què hi ha de nou?

Here we are in Barcelona. We arrived on Tuesday. It’s been remarkably hard to find time to even open my computer, so I won’t write much. I haven’t had much chance for sightseeing yet, as the conference just wrapped up yesterday. Shockingly, I have yet to see a speck of Gaudi. Tomorrow will hopefully change that.

For now, I’ll just share a few photos from the conference. Yes, that sounds really boring. Except that the conference was held in this building:

It didn’t look like much from the outside, but inside, it looked like this:

The talks were held in this little auditorium…

…which was full of antique tapestries.

We got to go outside to the portico/balcony surrounding the courtyard for coffee breaks…

…during which we could drink espresso and eat our fill of tasty pastries…

…and go for a stroll in the jasmine-scented rooftop garden, where we could admire the water lily pond and other attractive plants.

The poster sessions were also held outside on the balconies. (I forgot to get a photo with my own poster up, but you can see the setup.)

I have to say, of the conferences I’ve been to, this was by far the most pleasant venue. (The conference itself was also great, mind you, and my poster went pretty well. )

18 thoughts on “Salutaciós de Barcelona!

  1. Wow, those are gorgeous photos. Reminds me of the one time (while I lived and worked in Rome) I had a meeting in what was probably the first hospital in Europe. It was near the Vatican and the walls were frescoed… I think it was from the 1400s, but it wasn’t as well maintained as the place where you had your conference!

  2. What a wonderful place — building and city — to have a conference. But does this mean that delegates often escape for sightseeing? This regularly happened when I attended conferences in San Francisco! :D

  3. Try to see Casa Batlló if you can. It’s a bit pricier than other Gaudí buildings but for me it was the highlight of my trip to Barcelona. And Parc Güell is a great place to take the kids to.

    So, am I meeting you at the airport on Tuesday?

  4. I’m glad to see you are having a most excellent time in Spain! But I must inform you that I’ve just tagged you for a pants related meme on my blog. (I thought you’d want to know.)

  5. WHAT a fabulous setting for a conference! That beats the hell out of a Courtyard Marriott conference room. Excellent job, Sister!

    (No offense intended, Mr. Marriott. Please don’t revoke my rewards points!)

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