Casa Batllo

Still up on the roof!

It’s an extraordinary space, like all of Gaudi’s designs. The light was beautiful up on the roof, as you saw yesterday. And how strange to have a power station on the horizon. I’m a day late with my Skyline but hopefully Debbie will forgive me. Meanwhile I’m Dreaming of Buttercups.

#SquareUp

On top with Gaudi

The rooftop at La Pedrera

The rooftop at La Pedrera

For most of the time I was in Barcelona I was on top of the world!  Gaudi’s architecture far surpassed my expectations.  Could anything top this?  A world of pure fantasy.

Patterned or 'plain'

Patterned or ‘plain’

Everywhere you looked, someone was pointing a camera!

Everywhere you looked, someone was pointing a camera!

And who could blame them?

And who could blame them?

At Casa Batllo I felt I was drifting off into that sky

At Casa Batllo, I felt I was drifting off into that sky

Lost among the chimney pots

Lost among the chimney pots

One man's vision, more than enough for me

One man’s vision, more than enough for me

From the second I saw the Weekly Photo Challenge, my head was full of Gaudi and the time I spent in Barcelona.  I reached some wonderful heights, culminating in the breathtaking Sagrada Familia. If you ever have the chance, do go.

Thanks for the memories!  On top was this week’s theme.  Don’t forget to visit.

 

 

Thursday : Lingering look at Windows- week 47

Who lives in a house like this?

I guess it’s about time to post my last sequence of windows from Barcelona. Life is moving forward at quite a pace.  At this rate I’ll soon be looking back at 2013! Anyone for a last wander in those Barcelona streets? Just click on a photo.

I can’t leave without one last salute to Gaudi.  He gave me so much pleasure with his beautiful houses, Casa Batllo and Casa Mila.

The stairwell at Casa Batllo- a vision in blue

The stairwell at Casa Batllo- a vision in blue

The romance of stained glass

The romance of stained glass

And in Casa Mila, the romance of a curtained window

And in Casa Mila, curtains rustle romantically at the window

I’m joining Dawn again this week in her Lingering look at Windows.  Why not come and play?  Soon it will be Christmas windows!  Just click on the link.

Six word Saturday

6ws-participating-in-bannerNo time for colour- Barcelona tomorrow!

Here it comes!

Here it comes!

I type this while looking over my shoulder at the prettiest of sunrises, and with a stomache churning with excitement.  It’s all been a little frantic because my daughter arrived home yesterday evening and we have so little time.  The Whitby Goth Festival is on this weekend, and she and Leo intend to visit on their way home tomorrow.  I would LOVE to be there but I’m up at the crack of dawn for my Barcelona flight. (she promises to share photos!)

The iconic Sagrada Familia- with grateful thanks to Wikipedai

The iconic Sagrada Familia- with grateful thanks to Wikipedia

I have no illusions that I will be able to take photos like this, but you’d better believe I’m going to try!  The forecast is for rain on Sunday, when I arrive, but sunny thereafter.  I can’t wait!

Total fantasy!  Casa Batlo- courtesy of Wikipedia.

Total fantasy! Casa Batllo- courtesy of Wikipedia.

Will I be in Casa Batllo on my birthday on Tuesday?  I don’t really know, but I can think of worse places.  I will be home for Six word Saturday next week though (shame!).

Many thanks to Cate at Show My Face.  Click on the logos or links to play.

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