Feb 20, 2010 - Iberian excursion, day 9am - Barcelona
Saturday morning finds us walking back to the St Josep market under blue skies.
First stop: café.
Second stop: crêpes!
Mine is a spicy ham, goat cheese, and honey. So good!
We grab another fruit drink for the road, then take the subway to a concrete mountain for hiking.
It isn't really just for hiking, but the view is great.
We're at Parc GŁell.
Intended by Gaudi as a neigborhood for rich, art-lovers,
it is now a city park and general tourist area.
We pose at its famous fountain
by the mosaic iguana.
Under the patio is a labyrinth of trippy columns
with a very cool ceiling!
Ella ane Jill enjoy a moment in the surreal park.
Up on the patio, mom reclines on the crazy benches with her granddaughter.
Gaudi's house - now a museum, though boring on the outside, has a bizarro interior.
His little bed, where he daydreamed of building a grand cathedral.
From the side, the patio benches show off their unique design.
Overhead, some sort of parakeets sing to the tourists below.
I take a moment to listen to the songs and look at Ella's striking eyes.
No idea - just a randon church-park on a mountain.
Anywhere but Barcelona, this would be surprising, but not here.
Even the walkways are drug-induced.
A quick look back at the main entrance
and one of its gatehouses, with an appropriate 70's Cooper outside,
then we bid adios to the park.
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