Thursday, 29 May 2014

Barcelona





So where did I go in Europe for a short break?  Well to start with I didn't go anywhere as the flight was delayed for four hours!  Luckily the view was good from the departure lounge.







We eventually arrived at our destination late in the evening....yes Barcelona! 



Our hotel was in Gràcia, just slightly out of the city centre.  Everyday we walked down Passeig de Gràcia past Gaudi's Casa Batllò, just one of the stunning examples of his work in Barcelona.



  
You either love or hate the Sagrada Familia with its towering spires and ornate decoration.  To me the side I sketched looked like a fairytale sandcastle, I loved the carefully thought out madness of it all.

Just around the corner from our hotel was Gaudi's Casa Vincens, his first important building.


No visit would be complete without seeing Parc Guell and one of the reasons why I wanted to see Barcelona. 



A walk along the Ramblas to see the famous Boqueria market, Liceu Theatre and a pavement mosaic by Joan Miro-





So much to see  ( so many tourists) and not enough time...I will have to go back one day!




6 comments:

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

How fun! And wonderful paintings, of course :)

PatriciaG said...

Wonderful watercolors of Barcelona. Thanks foe passing by my blog.

Sandra said...

You've expanded my world through your paintings and photos. Thanks!

Laura Moore said...

I loved Barcelona and definitely became a Gaudi fan when I went. Thansk for the memories and for sharing your lovely artwork and photos.

debra morris said...

Great sketches, sorry I haven't visited for a while......going to scroll down and try to catch up

Sue Pownall said...

Great painting of La Sagrada... that's my favourite side too.
Looks like you had a fabulous trip, I'm so pleased.

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