Sunday, October 26, 2008

Barcelona: Park Guell

Another attraction in the city is Park Guell, a parked designed by Gaudi. We took the metro to the Garcia district and proceeded to walk up the hill where the park is located. Unfortunately it was a cloudy morning, but we could still enjoy the view of the city below us. See how the Sagrada Familia sticks out in the landscape.

In the middle of the park is a terrace with a long bench in the form of a sea serpent.

Apparently to form the curvature of the bench surface, Gaudi used the shape of the butt left by a naked workman sitting in wet clay. hehehe. Well, the bench was quite comfortable!

Gaudi's mosaic work covered the surfaces of the bench.

From the terrace, we could see the two fairytale-like houses at the entrance of the park. Don't they just look like a house built of sugar and candies from from Hansel and Gretel?

The terrace is held up by many tall columns.

And underneath the terrace among the columns, you can look up to see more of Gaudi's mosaic designs.

The view from inside one of the two houses. It's really a unique sight. Boy, does Gaudi have some imagination.

A close up look at one of the story-book houses.

More of the mosaic tile-work.

And the cute multi-colored dragon welcoming visitors at the entrance of the park. Yeah, we had somehow managed to enter the park from a side entrance, unlike the rest of the crowds. Barcelona is really fortunate to have such a special place to take respite from the bustling city.

1 comment:

shiva said...


I don't see it...the shape left by naked naked butts


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