Antoni Gaudi, Architecture, Art Nouveau, Cafe de l'Opera de Barcelona, Casa Batlló, Casa Milá, CoupDeFouet International Congress, Facade, La Pedrera, Modernisme
After I had checked-in at the apartment, I was supposed to register at the tourist information office and collect my documents. It was quite a walk. And as I decided not to go back to my apartment immediately, I ended up going to bed way past midnight. That’s because I couldn’t stop wondering what would be around that next corner and I couldn’t stop taking pictures. So here we go…
Cafe de l’Opera de Bacelona – La Rambla 74
Casa Batlló (which is by the way not included in the program – I wonder why not!?) – Passeig de Gràcia 43
Benches with street lanterns (32 in total) along the Passeig de Gracia, designed by Pere Falqués i Urpi in 1906 (I just love these!)
Molly’s Fair City (Irish Pub) – Ferran 7
The Grill Room – Escudellers 8
Ruta del Modernisme (Art Nouveau Walk) – At the Tourist Information Office, you can get a free map of Barcelona with all Modernisme buildings on it. And the nice thing about this walk is that there are tiles in the pavement helping you find your way (which I find rather great since I can’t seem to find my way in Barcelona at all…)
I ended my first day at the Casa Milá, or as they call it here ‘La Pedrera’ (which means the Quarry). More pictures of La Pedrera will follow shortly as the congress is being organized in this building.
In short… it was sunny, temperatures were around 28 degrees Celsius, and I took no less than 165 pictures. Not a bad score for a first day, isn’t it?
Let me know what you think of Barcelona so far; or tell me where to go.
II coupDefouet International Congress
Walking Routes: Passeig de Gracia
After this trip I have produced a 2018 Calendar with some of my photo’s of Gaudí’s beautiful architecture. You can see, and order my calendar when you click here.
Nice pictures! Enjoy Barcelona…
Thanks Sipke. I have already met many new friends. And we are having a great time together! It’s wonderful to be with so many kindred spirits.
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Rhianne Griffiths said:
This is really exciting … seeing the city through your eyes. Thank you so much for taking the time and making the effort to post to your website. Really appreciated.
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Hi Rhianne, thank you so much for your kind comments. It’s my pleasure to share my pictures with you. There’s a lot more due in the coming days!
Jalf Flach said:
Olga, zou je eens bij Casa Leo Morera kunnen kijken? De familie toonde destijds haar welstand met beelhouwwerk op de gevel waarop ze staan afgebeeld met gloeilamp, telefoon, grammofoon en fotocamera. Met name van die telefoon en die gloeilamp zijn vrijwel geen foto’s te vinden. Daar ligt een mooie uitdaging 😉
Vriedelijke groet! jalF
Hi Jalf, Casa Leo Morera staat op mijn programma voor as zondag. Ik zal mijn best doen alle details voor je vast te leggen. Vriendelijke groeten terug, Olga