Barcelona is simply an amazing city, a combination of very old and very new and nicely co existing. It is the most accessible city in Europe I have ever visited. The needs of the elderly and disabled are looked after with barrier free architecture. Bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists actually get along and are civil to one another. The streets are clean, and people are always on the move, making for a vital, thriving urban environment. I have been asked if I prefer Barcelona over Rome, and I have no easy answer. It was always hot and miserable and I was working in Rome. The weather in Barcelona in late September is lovely and pleasant and my only mission was to make photos. Until I smashed the camera. But it was a most lovely time, the food was great and the flavor of life in Barcelona is one that will make me want to return….soon.