Barcelona, a photo a day

Twisted


Tiles.
The Parque Guell, 17ha or 42 acres, was originally meant as a city. As every city, it has a main square, with a fantastic view over the city and the Med.
And there is a public bench. Just one. Well, it is the longest in the world, 826 meters, half a mile. The bench is in the shape of a sea snake, and decorated with broken tiles, in a technique known as trencadis. Here is a view of a part of it.

And some more detailled views of the tiles.

Quelque vues du banc de 826 m de long en forme de serpent de mer sur la grand place du parc Guell. Entierement decore de bouts de mosaique casses, il s’agit d’une technique nommee trencadis.
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22 responses

  1. Like quilts made of tile.

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    January 30, 2010 at 12:54 am

  2. I will put this place on the list “where to go” if and when in Barcelona.

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    January 28, 2010 at 8:41 pm

  3. Unbelievable. Half a mile.

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    January 28, 2010 at 5:12 am

  4. Thank you so very much for the nice memories. Allow a while to solve the puzzle of the first picture…sigh…thank you once again for the nice memory.
    A wonderful Thursday for you all.

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    January 28, 2010 at 2:59 am

  5. Very cool mosaic tiles! Artsy, yes artsy!

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    January 28, 2010 at 2:17 am

  6. that is just stunning, wow!

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    January 27, 2010 at 11:04 pm

  7. m_m

    Colours like from a fairy tale! Beautiful and full of great imagination:) I love arts of Gaudi:)

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    January 27, 2010 at 10:35 pm

  8. I want to come to Barcelona! thank you for letting me see it from so far away

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    January 27, 2010 at 9:52 pm

  9. VP

    One of the most funny, in a good sense, I have ever seen!

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    January 27, 2010 at 7:09 pm

  10. hmd

    Magnificent park you have there. It must be fun taking photos of the city up there. Thanks for sharing Rob and Mandy!!

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    January 27, 2010 at 6:37 pm

  11. I am so happy to see your colorful photos of this remarkable bench from my monochromatic surroundings.

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    January 27, 2010 at 4:10 pm

  12. I am so happy to see your colorful photos of this remarkable bench from my monochromatic surrounding!

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    January 27, 2010 at 4:08 pm

  13. What beautiful mosaics.

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    January 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm

  14. hey there! Rob and Mandy! 🙂 Maricar from Philippines, and Michael from Niedersachsen, Germany, my husband had been there in Barcelona many times, me not yet 😉 he said Barcelona is one of the fascinating city in Europe

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    January 27, 2010 at 3:31 pm

  15. of curse it had to be gaudi's work, always fascinating! ^0^

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    January 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm

  16. Hello again dear friend,
    I left this message in my lux blog about the name Vianden in Luxembourg.

    “Okay, as you are curious ( so do I ) and Malyss and Rob asked about, I did some research about the name Vianden – Luxembourg.”

    “The original name of Vianden was Viennensis or Vienna, probably derived from the Celtic vien, rock. The first historical reference to Vianden was in 698 when there is a record of a gift in the form of a vineyard in Monte Viennense made by Saint Irmina to the Abbey of Echternach” – from Wikipedia.

    Thanks so much for your all kind comments!I love all!
    Léia

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    January 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm

  17. what a fantastic bench! I want one here in my backyard! 🙂

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    January 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm

  18. It's splendid!I love colours and it's a psychedelic dream I guess!
    Léia 🙂

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    January 27, 2010 at 2:06 pm

  19. These inages are wonderful.

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    January 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm

  20. How much fun is that? Someone very creative thought that up! It's beautiful and entertaining and a great addition to the community, I'm sure!

    Also, your photos show it off well!

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    January 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm

  21. I like it very much 😉
    nb. Forget my question on your other blog; now I know that it's not miniature!

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    January 27, 2010 at 12:48 pm

  22. Absolutely awesome!

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    January 27, 2010 at 10:18 am

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