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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.


So strange.


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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