I spent about 3 weeks in Barcelona and was able to see many of Antonio Gaudi’s masterpieces including the Sagrada Familia and remember asking myself “What was Antoni Gaudi thinking?” all the time and wrote about it at the time. Now I’m going back to share some of my favorite pictures from the day I spent in Park Guell.
Park Guell is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive parks in the world. It’s also a park created by one of the worlds most famous architects Antonio Gaudi. The park was asked to be commissioned by Eusebi Guell intended for private use for about 60 families in 1900. The project was unsuccessful and even though it was never completed it became city property in 1923 and turned into a public park/garden center for all of the people of Barcelona. The park is situated on the hill of El Carmal and is visited by about 4 million people each year. When I visited the park about 2 years ago it was free to enter. Today they charge a small fee to help prevent damage to the park and keep up with maintenance cost of this beautiful masterpiece.
I remember visiting Park Guell on a beautiful sunny day in Barcelona. I took my journal and camera and knew I’d spend a whole day exploring the park relaxing along with taking the time to write in my journal. What I found most interesting of the Park Guell was the detail in the small things everywhere. Yes I fell in love with the vast views you could see of Barcelona from top of the hill and the Candyland looking homes, but it was the detail I loved most. After writing in my journal I spent hours just walking around snapping photos of all the detail. I remember taking about over 300 photos (yes of the park alone) and of those these are some of my favorite that I would like to share with you. When you go through them look at all the small detail. The colors he uses in a way bring out your emotions and calm you at the same time. It’s also like each single piece in the park is small mosaic forming a bigger picture and if you are anything like me you will wonder how did one man create all this?
Hope you enjoyed the photos & I hope you share your thoughts below.
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