… and then suddenly the sky cleared up and the rain stopped and I decided to quickly head to the beach, which was the best decision I could have made. The beach was unreal on that day, stormy with really big waves. Photos from my afternoon and evening there are here and here.
I have kind of a love-hate relationship with Barcelona; though I have been there four times, I never really loved it. There are many things I like about Barcelona: the Gaudi architecture, the great amount of things to do, the food, the beach, the weather and affordable and short flights from Germany. And everybody’s been there and … More Barcelona. An afternoon in Gracia.
This park is one of the oldest parks in Barcelona and a little bit off the beaten track. It compromises an 18th century neoclassical garden and an 19th century romantic garden and it’s most famous for its labyrinth. ^^ Eros sculpture in the middle of the labyrinth.^^ ^^ The box-tree garden ^^ ^^The neoclassical pavilion.^^ ^^ … More Barcelona. Parc del Laberint d’Horta.
What: Botero’s cat / El gato de Borteo Where: at the southern end of Rambla de Raval, Raval (Metro: Parallel, Liceu or Drassanes) About: The huge cat sculpture by Colombian artist Fernando Botero was purchased by the city of Barcelona in 1987. Since then the cat stood at various spots around the city, such as … More spain. barcelona. public art.
pop artist claes oldenburg and his wife coosje van bruggen are famous for their large-scale sculptures of every day items. the “mistos” sculpture was installed in 1991 in vall d’hebron in barcelona, while the city was getting ready to host the summer olympics in the following year. the matches are located a 2 minute walk … More spain. barcelona. public art. matches by claes oldenburg.
all pictures are from this evening.
the “drassanes” metro station on the L3 is definitely the coolest station in barcelona. click here to see all my posts about cool subway stations and art underground.
a few more random pictures from my (mostly) rainy days in Barcelona last month: 1-3. on Rambla de Mar 4. Parc de Joan Miro 5. on Passeig de Gracia 6. Casa Battlo 7. Passeig de Gracia 8. Parc de la Ciatudella 9. the Hivernacle 10-12. around Parc Güell 13. Arc de Triomf 14. at the … More barcelona. some more random photos.
1. Rambla de Raval / 2. inside the train station / 3. on the Rambla / 4. in Raval / 5. on the Rambla / 6. & 7. Placa Reial / 8. in Barri Gotic / 9. a cafe near the train station / 10. & 11. in Barri Gotic / 12. in Parc de … More spain. barcelona. rainy days.
[a few street art finds from last week in barcelona.]