Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Barcelona Spain

 I got the opportunity to go to Barcelona Spain in March of 2009. I had met with a really great agency called Traffic Models. The head agent from Traffic flew in for a week to meet with a bunch of New York models to scout new talent. I was sent to meet with her by my agency in NYC and I was picked up by Traffic and asked to come out for a month to live, go on castings and see if I could potentially work in the Spanish market.

I left the day after my 20th birthday. It was a great addition to my birthday seeing as all my roommates threw me a surprise birthday party the night before... I had no idea!

As I sat down to blow out the candles I got an extra surprise waiting underneath the table. Scared the crap out of me.  That night was full of surprises! Was an amazing birthday =]

I arrived in Barcelona after a long flight but was ready to get into the city and explore. I hadn't been outside New York or the US since my trip to Milan. From the airport I was picked up by a driver who brought me to where I would be living for the duration of my stay. 

I had my own room. Which was a bonus, because most model apartments are shared rooms.
The apartment I stayed at was extremely nice. It was on the top floor in the upper part of the city. The apartment was quite a hike up a pretty steep road from the subway, but the view made up for it. The apartment had 4 balconies with some pretty amazing views....

Mediterranean Sea in the distance
Agbar Tower and La Sagrada Familia

The subways were EXTREMELY clean, quick, and efficient. NYC should take notes...
Surfers everyday
Cool photo I took while hanging out at the Mediterranean Sea. There's more where this came from... stay tuned ;)
Inside the agency TRAFFIC with wall of  "out of town" model cards
One of the editorials I shot for a Spanish magazine while in Barcelona 
No matter what city you visit, you'll always see a crazy bird lady
La Sagrada Familia, By far the most creepy yet inspiring structure I have ever seen.  Construction began way back in 1882, and is not expected to be completed until 2026. 144 years! Reason being: Architect Gaudi forced strict rules of the structure to be funded thru donation only.
As well as designing La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi also designed multiple museums around Barcelona as well. This one reminds me of the mansion in the movie Casper
It was nice to be in a climate with palm trees while NY was still freezing in March =]
I think I went to the Sea every single day I was in Spain

I had an amazing time in beautiful Barcelona. I met great people, learned new things about myself, and experienced memories that I will never forget. I booked work, got to experience a new culture for a second time not knowing any of the language ;) and visit a foreign city and country that I can now check off on my world list. What more could I ask for?? :)


1 comment:

  1. sick trip! The ONLY good thing about nyc subways is they run all night. a lot of cities dont have that. but other than that, other countries have wayyy more efficient subways than we do. I dont get why MTA cant get their act together. Horrible service with more and more service cuts for higher prices.