No, no moon photo today, but one from Parque Guell, which used to be free, but isn’t anymore. Oh well, it is really, I mean really, worth a visit.
Color, or black and white? Why choose, if you can have both!
More weekend reflections right here!
Part of the Horta park, north Barcelona. One of my favorite places in town! There is even a maze, so you can… get lost!
A musician in the Parque Guell. This park, a creation of Gaudi, used to be free, but not anymore. It is definitely worth a visit, you can book here.
I love Ciutadella park , specially in autumn. Makes me want to paint it.
… are so often more important than the whole picture. In this case, the entrance to the maze in Horta.
… will love this luxury bird penthouse!
I’d be very curious to know the name of this very shiny tree, if someone knows it!
An oasis in Barcelona city center, the Joan Miro park, just next to the former bullring, now a trendy shopping mall.
Barcelona has a very fine zoological garden, inside Ciutadella park. Many people specially come to see the dolphins dancing.
Kim’s Water World Wednesday meme is here.
Probably the nicest bird house I’ve ever seen.
Oh the joys of HDR…
Beautiful skies this day. Not so blue right now, spring started with the first rain in months.
Skywatch Friday, right here.
One of the nicer fountains in Ciutadella Park.
On October 18th of the year 1802, Don Juan Antonio Desvalls y de Ardena, Marquis of Lupia and Alfarras, owner of this country house with gardens, had the pleasure to welcome the royal persons, Don Carlos IV and Dona Maria Luisa of Bourbon, king and queen of Spain, the infants Don Carlos and Don Francisco de Palla, Don Luis the First, king of Etruria, and the Infant of Spain, Don Antonio Pasqual.
It was quite a party! And these were the girls they were all looking at!
Yet another view of the gardens in Horta.
That’s what I told my wife, and that’s what we did when we entered the maze. Right, where’s the exit then???
Map of the labyrinth in the Parc del Laberint d’Horta in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). 1: Entrance, 2: Sculpture of Eros, 3: Exit, 4: Nymph Echo’s grotto, 5: Temple of Danaë, 6: Temple of Ariadne, 7: Relief of Deucalion and Pyrrha, 8: Relief of two female figures (unknown meaning), 9: Place of the Sundial.
One of the many many beautiful features in the park, the reflecting pond behind the Duke’s neo-classical pavilion seen yesterday.
Watery Wednesday, right here.
Sooo…. After 3 1/2 years in Barcelona, we finally went to the famed maze and garden in Horta. And it immediately became our favorite place in town! Will show you much more in the next few days. For today, suffice to say that it is a right royal place!
And if anyone knows how to get rid of the halo in HDR, please let me know?
Whilst having a good photo shoot in the north of Barcelona today, on our first really warm day of the year (T shirt weather, my friends!!!), I spotted this couple, kissing in the sun. Now, I don’t usually intrude on people’s privacy, but… If they thought they were alone, they were wrong! Hundreds of people around. Anyway, guys, thanks for the photo!