Friday, August 8, 2008

Monday 5th May 2008 Barcelona, Our Last Day. Casa Batllo, and La Pedrera, the architect being, Antoni Gaudi

Yes I know this has been a long time coming to finally post the last day of our vacation in Europe. We had breakfast in the little tiled dining room, which had a beautifully carved wooden ceiling, which somehow we omitted taking photos of.
We asked how to get to Casa Batllo, the architect being Antoni Gaudi, we were delighted to find that it was just around the corner. This is it.
Don't the mullions of this window remind you of leg bones?

I love this mushroom fireplace.

We all had our own audio to listen to as we walked around. Here is Rob.

The tile work on this central atrium, starts with a darker blue tile and gradually gets lighter as it gets to the glass top.

This is the roof that looks like a dragons tail.

This is the second Antoni Gaudi building we visited a complex of apartments he designed called La Pedrera.
Robert thought these chimneys looked like Star Wars, Storm Troopers.

One of the apartments has been staged as it would have looked when the apartments were first built and lived in.
This is the seamstresses room, for sewing and ironing. What do you think of the tiny stove to heat the irons on?

Children's clothes hanging in their bedroom.
We walked down to the Barri Gothic area. Quite near to the Barcelona Cathedral is this fascinating little pond with geese and turtles, so unexpected.

At the end of the day we had to find this coffee shop. Rob wanted a final coffee here. We had been here the previous evening and Rob fell in love with it and just wanted to come back. It had a very narrow front that opened on to the Ramblas, so it took us a while to find it, as we walked right by it and had to come back. What one does for one's child to conclude their trip memorably. We all enjoyed the ambiance.

This is a market that is off the Ramblas we totally missed it on Sunday, and just caught it on Monday as they were closing up.

Isn't the colour stunning the fruit and veg and then all those sweets.

1 comment:

  1. I just love these photos. The architecture is just so unique and so beautiful.


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