Park Güell and Walking Barcelona (Glen)

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Last week, Julie and I did a lot of walking in Barcelona.  We had a string of beautiful, sunny, weather, and so we thought we’d take advantage of it. A lot of miles on the feet – this is good preparation for something we’re planning to do later in the Spring…more to come.

We hadn’t been to Park Güell and so we thought we’d make the trek to the hills north of the city center. Check out our pics below. Here’s the backstory about Park Güell.  If you want to learn more, check out: http://www.parkguell.cat/en/

  • It was designed by Antoni Gaudi and Eusebi Güell. They were good friends; which is pretty cool. How often do good friends get to do something epic like this?
  • Their vision was to create a planned community for well-off families.
  • Park Güell is in the hills and provides great views of the sea and the plain of Barcelona.
  • It’s a unique place. There are many interpretations of the symbolism embedded within Park Güell.
  • Every single square inch seems to be well thought-out. It’s a place to live…it’s art…it severs the dividing lines between nature, or creation and architecture.
  • UNESCO declared it a Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1984.

 

 

 

 

 

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