Friday, June 4, 2010

More Barcelona

We got on one of the tourist buses and drove

through the city. It’s a great way to get an

overview of the area with commentary.

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We hopped off at Parc Guell and toured through the park. IMG_1474

The mosaics were beautiful. Above is the famous salamander

and below is a small section of the long bench which surrounds

a huge area of the park.


Parc Guell also has a small house in the park which Gaudi lived in at one stage. The house has now been converted into a museum and contains interesting furniture also designed by Gaudi.

Here are some photos from the interior and exterior of the house.




From here, we went back downtown to Gaudi’s La Pedrera de Caixa Catalunya building which again housed another apartment. Some beautiful room displays and incredible examples of Art Nouveau style.


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I made the mistake of going up onto the roof of the building. I got totally disoriented with the undulating stairways and uneven walls.I stayed there long enough just to snap a couple of photos.



This was a long day and we covered a lot of ground !

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