Park Güell: From Private Estate to Public Park

Originally planned as a private estate of houses for wealthy families, the construction of Park Güell in Barcelona began in 1900.

Eusebi Güell employed Catalan architect Gaudi to draw up the plans.  Like all of Gaudi’s creations this park is on the Top Ten List in all guide books of sights to see in Barcelona.

Full information  can be found on the Park Güell Website.

For Cee’s Black & White Challenge: TEXTURES, here are a few monochrome images.

(As the park is ablaze with vibrant Catalan/Mediterranean colour, I’m probably one of the few people who switched my iPhone onto Black&white mode for a few holiday pictures. The morning we visited was overcast with drizzly rain, so Monochrome wasn’t too outlandish!))

BARCELONA: ParcGüell monochrome textures

BARCELONA: Parc Güell Columns ©HelenBushe

 

BARCELONA: ParcGüell monochrome textures

BARCELONA: Parc Güell: detail ©HelenBushe

 

BARCELONA: ParcGüell monochrome textures

BARCELONA: Parc Güell’s Stone TreeTrunks ©HelenBushe

 

This last picture shows how it all fits together:

BARCELONA: ParcGüell monochrome textures

BARCELONA: Parc Güell ©HelenBushe

 

 


15 Comments

paulfraser11 · September 16, 2017 at 15:39

What a fabulous series of images Helen, stunning detail and what fantastic engineering/building and design skills

    HMB · September 19, 2017 at 07:38

    It’s like a fantasy world.

bushboy · September 15, 2017 at 14:12

One of my favourite places in this world. I loved wandering around finding something or someone different at every turn. reat memories. Thanks Helen 🙂

    HMB · September 15, 2017 at 14:54

    One of my top favourites too. I’ll be posting more memories as I came back with loads on both phone and memory card

      bushboy · September 15, 2017 at 14:55

      Great. I look forward to seeing them 🙂

        HMB · September 15, 2017 at 15:05

Rebel Girl · September 14, 2017 at 19:53

Imagine the work that went into those columns? Great texture choices!

    HMB · September 14, 2017 at 21:42

    Thanks RebelGirl. Gaudi’s work is mind-blowing. As is Barcelona

jesh stg · September 14, 2017 at 17:38

The pillars are a perfect subject for a black and white! Am especially interested in the Gaudi, because my son did his internship last year in the office of a high end travel agency next to the Gaudi cathedral.Of course, as an artist, he already had my attention:) Also love the designing line of the tree trunks.

    HMB · September 14, 2017 at 17:50

    Your son chose his internship well! Gaudi and his works fascinate me. Sagrada Familia seems on track to be finished in about 10 years. I’ve some pics of it on my blog from last year’s visit.

      jesh stg · September 14, 2017 at 18:55

      Gaudi is a genius in many ways. For sure hope they’re going to finish it (my son was skeptical it would, since they have been building on it so long).
      The thing that gets me is that most artists don’t get the honor and wealth they deserve during their life time!

        HMB · September 14, 2017 at 19:16

        I believe he died very poor and was killed when got hit by a tram

          jesh stg · September 14, 2017 at 19:19

          Oh, that kills the notion of the fairy tale life of a genius:(

Cee Neuner · September 14, 2017 at 16:39

Helen, your textures are totally awe-inspiring. 😀

    HMB · September 14, 2017 at 16:42

    Thanks Cee. Its a wonderful place to wander around. My continued gratitude for all your hosting of challenges. Hope all well with you.

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