Seductive Barcelona

From Passport Magazine, May 2009:

From the tiny observation deck high inside an iron column tribute to Christopher Columbus, the Monument a Colom, my partner and I leaned into one another—both out of affection and claustrophobic necessity—as we surveyed a darkening Barcelona below us. We were only a few dazed hours off the plane, still unsure of our uncharacteristically spontaneous decision to hop on a flight for a romantic getaway. We squeezed closer together, a breeze sliding in from the Mediterranean. Sensuous and enveloping, generous and accommodating, Barcelona was already casting her spell…

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