What about that for a view? All of Barcelona at your feet. We’ve hit the heights at Tibidabo’s fairground. If you look hard you can see La Sagrada Famila down there, and all the way out to the harbour. A huge relief that the big dipper wasn’t working that day or I might have been scuppered!
Becky’s flying high and fulfilling a dream of mine today, but I have my feet firmly on the ground. I did have a brief but beautiful boat trip around this harbour though. Almost time for last orders at Squares!
Today I’m looking from one piece of Gaudi architecture to another, and up close and personal with these formidable Warriors. I seemed to fool most people with What’s up, Doc? yesterday. It’s my final Gaudi building but I’m not yet done with Barcelona. By my reckoning there are still five days of squares to come. Where next, I wonder?
And so to the last of my Gaudi buildings. You had a peep inside Casa Milá (La Pedrera) on Silent Sunday yesterday, but it is the Warrior Rooftop which is truly spectacular. Scroll down the above link to catch a glimpse of the Butterfly and Flower Courtyards, and of the Gaudi exhibition in the attic. You might recognise the photo below, which would make a good brown for Jude’s Colours. I’m not sure about the warriors- a sort of beigey-brown? You can find a full history of the building in the La Pedrera section of the link. And an open top bus is a great way to see Barcelona.
If ever I return to Barcelona it will be a priority to book a tour at Hospital de Sant Pau, Doménech i Montaner’s other famous work and a UNESCO World Heritage site. When I was there the building was behind screens and in the process of being restored. Now a functioning space as well as a formidable work of art, the following video is in Spanish, but I’m sure you’ll still appreciate it. The link above contains information about visits, for the future, of course. Meantime we can fly high with Becky.
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