BARCELONA: Parc Güell monochrome textures

BARCELONA: Textures in Park Güell

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 Read more…

La Pedrera: The Garden of Warriors Gaudi chimney-pots faces Barcelona

Barcelona: La Pedrera – Where Chimney-pots have Warrior Faces

Barcelona: Casa Milà (La Pedrera): Rooftop Perhaps there are lots of traditional chimney pots that look like faces, but none as can be as spectacular as those on the roof of Casa Milà (La Pedrera) in Barcelona. This modernist building in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, was built Read more…

Towers and a Crane Sagrada Familia Gaudi Barcelona

The Construction of Sagrada Familia

The Construction of Sagrada Familia Cathedral (or more correctly “Basilica”) in Barcelona has been going on for a very long time; since 1882 in fact. When the first architect, Francisco de Paula del Villar, resigned a year later in 1883, the project was taken over by Antoni Gaudi who totally changed Read more…

Stained Glass window Sagrada Familia Barcelona Gaudi

Sagrada Familia: Colours of Light

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is to post images showing Big and Small. I’ve seldom felt as small as when I visited Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia. It is the biggest building I’ve ever been inside and what an experience it was. I was in Wonderland, The Hall of the Mountain Read more…

Red Escalator

Steps, Stairs and a Red Escalator

For Cee’s Which Way Challenge this week I’ve revisited some photos from our September trip to Barcelona. (It’s a good thing to do on the shortest day of the year. It reminded me that Spring and Summer are just around the corner).         To see more interpretations of  “Which Read more…

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