A long cruise - Barcelona, Spain - part 5

jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)June 20, 2014

Park Guell is another UNESCO World Heritage Site that was designed by Antoni Gaudi.

It was the site of an unsuccessful building complex that was copied from some English garden designs. On a slope, it was for upper-class people who did not want the factory smoke in their homes about the turn of the 20th century.

These two structures were the only two houses completed. The project was basically abandoned as a housing complex in 1914.

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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

The area was converted into a park when they realized that no one would purchase the houses. It is a public park and there is no entrance fee; however, it you want to be close to the architectural wonders, there is an admission charge.

Those columns were designed to look like tree trunks.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 10:59AM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

This is a different part, where visitors can get a good view.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 11:01AM
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The design on this gate was created to mimic the look of palm fronds.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 11:04AM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Throughout this part of the park, there are many tile designs. Due to the number of visitors, it was difficult to get a clear shot.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 11:06AM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

The caption that I wrote for this is Photo Op. You can see that the tile work was everywhere.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 11:11AM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Some good work was done here. This photo was taken late afternoon.

This was our last stop in Barcelona. We were relieved to get back on Holland America's Maasdam. Tomorrow, we will be in Palma de Mallorca, our eighth port in nine days.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 11:14AM
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