So, no such thing as an open house here. Used to love to wander around my Portland neighborhood on Sunday to peek in. But this weekend Barcelona's houses, apartments, palaces, schools, convents, bomb shelters, towers and more were open for snooping -- a once a year event called 48HoursOpenHouse. The most fun, not the grand palaces and famous buildings, but smaller places where everyday people live. No lines, now crowds. A nice perspective, especially since it's just plain rare to be invited into a Spanish person's place even if you know them very well. A nice dose of home! Now, where do I find a garage sale...?
By Maia Pay Ozguc
Barcelona Impressions. Be curious. Be present. Be Barcelona!