Mellifluous (adj) a sound that is sweet and smooth, pleasing to hear.
23rd April, Sant Jordi, probably my favourite day of the year.
It’s our equivalent of Valentine’s day, lots of love all around. Tradition states that the boy hand delivers a red rose to his loved one and she in return gifts him a book. How beautiful is that?
The best part this year is that Sant Jordi was on a Sunday so we got to go into the city to see how Barcelona had been dressed up for the most beautiful day of the year. Normally I would cringe at the thought of wading through crowds but wading through crowds of book lovers is a different story. Going from one book stall to another and touching all the books is something that book lovers will understand. Authors were signing their books, girls happily walked down the street holding their rose, everyone is happy, except those that decided to brave it with a double stroller, they were not very happy.
Here is a glimpse of a few of Passeig de Gracia’s buildings.
This is my interpretation of mellifluous, the gentle hum of the crowds, the sounds of awe when someone sees Casa Batlló for the first time, the sighs of exasperation waiting in line for your favourite author to sign your book. And then not os mellifluous the sound of impatient drivers honking their horns. It was like trying to drive through a marathon so those that didn’t take their patience pill had a hard time.