As I spend my last few days here in Barcelona I can’t help but wonder if or when I will ever return to this beautiful place. Nearing the end of my internship, I have begun to grow weary about returning home. With my major, Ad/PR, it is essential to have internships; otherwise, you are looked over when entering the workforce. With that being said, I had been stressing about how to find an internship when I return to Orlando and have been sending out my resume to various firms. Luckily we live in the technology age, and I have been able to Skype with my interviewers. Today I learned that I got the job! I’m sure it is due to my amazing internship with Contrapunto, and all I have learned during my time here in Barça.
As a celebration, my local best friend, Sergi, took me to la Plaça de Espanya. All the major cities in Spain have a “Spain Plaza.” Basically, it is the hub of the city. In Barcelona, it has a police station, various government buildings, a bull arena converted into a mall, and a museum called “Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya,” which is located in a beautiful park. This museum houses the history of art in the region while offering a simply amazing view of the city.
The museum was then broken up into four different halls of all separate periods of art, focusing on different influences in the region at different times. A common thread I couldn’t help but notice in much of the artwork was the prevalence of religion.