Wednesday, August 8, 2012

10 on the 10th: Gaudi Overload

On the tenth of each month, Shimelle hosts a link-up where bloggers post "ten things." This month, I'm featuring "Gaudi Overload" - ten (plus a few more) photographs of Gaudi architecture from Barcelona, Spain.  The one above is the iconic mosaic dragon from Gaudi's Park Guell.  And here's some more mosaic - a broad shot and close-up of the seating area:
And from another part of the park, some organic pillars and aqueduct ornamentation: 
A final peek in the park - one of the buildings and some architectural details:
Outside of Park Guell, there's lots of other Gaudi to be found.  In one district, he designed these fabulous light posts:
And one of his most famous buildings (La Padrera):
Although my favorite building was Casa Batllo and its fantastic masks:
So, that's my Gaudi overload. . . definitely more than ten. And posted a day early, too!

23 comments:

Karen said...

Thank you Rinda - Barcelona is the place I want to visit more than any other because of the Gaudi Park and buildings. I love them.

Mary B said...

Wow Rinda they are fantastic I especially like the lamp post.

scrappyjacky said...

Love these pictures,Rinda....I have some very similar ones of the Park...one of my most favourite places visited.

helena said...

a fabulous creative dose to start my day

debs14 said...

Beautiful photos Rinda. They've brought back happy memories for me of when I went there, and reminded me of why I always say that I want/need to go back!

Alison said...

Casa Batllo is my favourite of the houses too..and I have very similar-though not so good!-pics of Parc Guell
Alison xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous! The only thing I saw in Barcelona was the airport, clearly we missed the boat! (Or maybe, I should say, we should have missed our plane, and gone sightseeing.)

Sian said...

What an inspired idea for a ten! I loved your Gaudi-fest becasue I've only really driven through Barcelona in a bus and we didn't get to stop for a lot of pictures. These are brilliant!

Melissa said...

I'm enjoying seeing all your travel photos Rinda - this is a great bunch. I need to get my Ten on the Tenth blog post ready to go for tomorrow - I have my idea, just need to make it happen.

Kirsti said...

Wow...Barcelona is one of my top tren to visit once the kids have stopped coming on hols with us...too much architecture for them..lol..xx

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful photos. I like the ones of the aqueduct because of all the textures. The one of the window is pretty interesting, too.

nancy y said...

while I can appreciate this Guadi artwork, and some of it is really cool... it's really not my taste, a bit too gaudy for me ;-)

Louise said...

it does look like an amazing place.Brilliant photos x

Amy said...

Gorgeous colours and shapes - I love these photos!

Jimjams said...

Some great Gaudi shots there Rinda (especially the dragon which was draped in tourists whenever we tried to snap a pic). I loved Casa Batllo - it was a brilliant tour. Happy memories TFS

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Some amazing sights you've seen on your travels Rinda :o)

Carola Bartz said...

Yes, Gaudi overload - but absolutely fantastic. These photos are gorgeous, I really like the architecture - so unique.

Jennifer Grace said...

Wow, amazing photos, I had no idea there was all this in Barcelona. I love the tall blue and white tower. It's all fantastic! x

LeAnne said...

These are great photos.

Gail said...

Fantastic pictures Rinda - ok Barcelona is now on my must see list.

Miriam said...

Hello Rinda, thanks so much for leaving such lovely comments on my blog. It really does help in the confidence stakes! I have long been inspired by your beautiful art work and your stories from your part of the world.
I love your pictures from Barcelona, a place at the top of my list to visit.
Hoping your family have had some quieter news this week. x

JulieJ said...

How funny - it was only this weekend I was thinking that I'd like to go to Barcelona. Looks like there's lots to see.

Julia said...

This is a place on my (very) long list of places I must see. Although I visited Barcelona many years ago I did not get to the park. TFS - you have moved it higher up the list!