Amanda Bennett: A Year in Zaragoza, Spain

Parc Güell January 13, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — psychohistoria @ 11:05 am

I realized that I never posted photos of the gorgeous Parc Güell, designed by Gaudí, in Barcelona, nor from our walk along the beach. Although they are now a bit old, I don’t think that the Parc Güell could ever become outdated!

The fish sculpture designed by Frank Gehry along the Mediterranean coast of Barcelona.

Another sculpture along the beach.

One of the many sand sculptures we encountered along the beach.

The first image of Park Güell! Comissioned as a private park, Gaudí took all the liberty he wanted in its design. It was later acquired by the city.

The curvy bench with its broken tile decor is the quintessential image of Parc Güell. It is indeed perhaps the most impressive of the park's features. Located on a hill, you can look out over the benches and see the Mediterranean in the distance.

The designs are composed entirely of a mosaic of broken tiles.

One could spend all day admiring the designs of the little tiles up close, and the patterns they make from far away.

The entrance is flanked by two buildings which look like gingerbread houses. This is the tower of one of them, also decorated with broken tiles, reaching into the blue Barcelona sky.


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