I just got back from 5 days in Barcelona, a fascinating place. My trip was the result of a competition prize, which I won back in 2010.. more in the AJ here, and the entry here..

Originally the prize was a trip to Istanbul, the city of domes. However it didn’t quite work out that way and instead I chose to go to Barcelona, a first for me. It was a fantastic few days, with mostly glorious sunshine. As well as absorbing everything the city has to offer [including a trip to Camp Nou for some barca fútbol], we also took a day trip to Montserrat for some amazing views, followed by a wine tour at Parés Baltà [highly recommended]

Amongst the sightseeing, I made time to make a few quick sketches, a nice alternative to endless photos.