On Sunday last, Maggie and I spent most of the day at The Park Güell, designed by Antoni Gaudi. What can we say, as a follow up to the amazing cathedral and building legacies left by this architect, it has to be seen to be believed.
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The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona (Spain). Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola — the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face. Park Güell is located in La Salut, a neighborhood in the Gràcia district of Barcelona.
With urbanization in mind, Eusebi Güell assigned the design of the park to Antoni Gaudí, a renowned architect and the face of Catalan modernism. The park was built between 1900 and 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under “Works of Antoni Gaudí”.
A sample image from The Park Güell gallery.
This gallery of images were taken by me during our 4 hour visit, and show the unique beauty of design, colour and imagination he had in abundance.
Enjoy the slide show, not too much I can say abut the actual images.. they speak for themselves.
Comments and questions welcome, use the Play/Pause, Info, Comment icons on the bottom left or your slide show after opening the gallery, then clicking on an image to start the slide show.
Click on the image below to start the gallery slide show