I found this statue of a mastodon in one of Barcelona’s many interesting parks. It was a blazingly hot day, I was hung over, and pretty much broke at the end of my Euro trip. Trying to find a beach the cheapest way possible, by walking around, I quickly found that I didn’t know where I was going, but that I also didn’t really care. Getting lost is usually a great way to find something new.
I could not find the name of the park, but it did have a zoo in it. Barcelona is not one of those cities where you would want to visit a zoo though, even if you do have the money for it. If you find yourself in this park, be sure to look for the golden statues, because the mastodon is near there.
In this beautiful amphitheater with golden statues shooting water out of different orifices, there is the mastodon. Barcelona is interesting enough to have a mastodon statue where the temperature is usually tropical.
I didn’t end up making it to the beach. My sense of direction will usually get me anywhere but where I originally wanted to go. But the warf was an interesting day trip in itself.
To close off this post, I would encourage everybody to get lost at least once in the town they are visiting (so long as you aren’t in a very dangerous city). The surprise of finding something you never expected to see is what exploring is really all about. Have fun in Barcelona, and be sure to be like the city, and do something unexpected.