Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Gaudi's Barcelona

Of course no one can go to Barcelona and not be intrigued by the works of the great architect Gaudi, I am no exception I am amazed by the man, his vision, his style and the whole originality of the man always blows me away. So I had to cram as much Gaudi in as possible.

On our second day there we visited the Parc Guell and this place is amazing on first sightings it looks like something out of the fairytale Hansel and Gretel I wouldn't have been more suprised if I had seen a gingerbread house.

This parc was amazing so many great features and tiled mosiacs, best of all it was completely free

We also managed two visits to one of the houses Gaudi designed Cassa Battlo first we visited it during the day and it looked amazing, the curves and windows of the building are awesome.

Heres another pic of the same house at night, it looked even nicer at nightime the lights seem to pick up every little detail

My recent trip to Barcelona

Barcelona has to be one of my most favourite cities, it has just about everything you could want from a city, it reminds me I'm alive it is so vibrant and full of life, just as a city should be.
This trip was originally planned just to see my footy team Liverpool fc play Espanyol in a pre season friendly, we decided to make a long weekend out of it to take in some of the sites, we missed on our trip there last year.

We travelled to Barcelona on the Friday arriving mid afternoon, once we had dumped bags it was off out to do some exploring oh and of course shopping. I must admit I am a real tourist when I'm on holiday I want to see everything.After an exhausting few hours shopping and a considerably lighter looking purse and credit card we decided to head for the Port area of the city, which is very beautiful and busy.

We were still here in the evening as you can tell by this pic we had a few drinkies by then consumed, hence the wobbly pic.