Barcelona: Palau Guell & Park GuellThursday, October 13, 2011
On our first day in Barcelona, we took a train to La Ramblas, a famous tourist street lined with souvenior shops and cafes. The moment we ...
Along the way to lunch, we came across an interesting procession with these massive mascots on stilts. I don't know what this procession is all about, but if anyone of you knows, could you enlighten me by leaving a comment?
I'm sure you know that tapas is a way of life here. We had some yummy tapas followed by a delicious glass of sangria before the real sight-seeing began.
Gaudi's ingenius manipulation of space and natural light gave the tiny rooms an exceptionally spacious feel.
Another interesting feature of Palau Guell is the wrought iron gate (2nd photo from the top right). It was constructed such that inhabitants can view what is happening on the streets without compromising on privacy as passersby are unable to look into the house!
Gaudi's residence is nestled within the park and has since been converted into a museum to showcase some of his most extraordinary works of art.
I especially love the chairs he created. My favourite chair is the one with the heart-shaped backrest. It looks so exquisite and whimsical, it must have come out of a fairytale!!