October 30, 2015: I spent my last afternoon in Barcelona visiting the Museum of Catalan Art Nouveau, where I discovered still more exponents of Modernisme. I was especially taken by furniture by Joan Busquets i Jane, but there were also paintings, stained glass and even a cloisonné table, by a number of different artists.
The next morning, Halloween, I got up at an unpleasantly early hour and trekked through the Eixample to Placa de Catalunya to catch the airport bus. I flew economy class on American (or possibly rebranded US Airways) via Philadelphia and the flight was chiefly notable for the fact that all blinds remained down for the duration of the daytime flight so people could spend their time watching their screens. And for an actually edible meal – I thought the flight attendant might cry when I complimented her on the improvement in the food!
One reason it has taken me so long to catch the blog up to this point is that I developed seriously low energy after I got home. I even visited an endocrinologist, which proved a complete waste of time and money. She decided my thyroid function was fine, but had no other suggestions. Fortunately, doubling my Vitamin B12 intake and adding a multi-vitamin have improved matters to the point I am now busy working on my next trip. In the meanwhile, I still have the two and a half weeks I spent in England between Oslo and Strasbourg to write up.