Barcelona is a gorgeous city. I was so busy just looking that I did not take many pictures, but here are some highlights.
|In the Barri Gòtic. Beautifully atmospheric alleys and side streets.|
|Rather than a boring metal façade, every store grate either had graffitti or some great drawing.|
|An ornamental ceiling design in the Park Güell|
|Main entrance to the Park Güell. Look at all the inspired tile work!|
|A close up of one of the tiles. |
As far as I could tell, not one was the same throughout the multi-acre park.
|The famous La Pedrera. Why can't Los Angeles have undulating façades?|
|Design inspiration was everywhere in Barcelona. |
Just outside the Museu Picasso, as part of an installation, the public was encouraged
to play with Legos and make shapes to fill in cracks in the wall.
A serendipitous encounter.
|One of the chimneys in La Pedrera. The chimneys are all different. |
I like how this one is smiling.
|A stained glass window in La Sagrada Familia. When the afternoon light is just right, |
the entire interior of the church seems to glow. A magical sight.
|The stairwell leading down one of the towers in La Sagrada Familia. |
The stairwell is as vertiginous as it looks.
I held onto the railing for dear life.
|One of the many exterior statues gracing La Sagrada Familia. Look at the view!|
|I'm thinking that this is a great idea for a quilt. But instead of "Salve", Barcelona.|
|My own private balcony in my hotel room. I highly recommend the Aparthotel Silver.|