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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Park Guell

This weekend, we decided to be tourists in Barcelona.  We rode the double decker bus around the city and saw a huge amount of the city attractions.  Park Guell was definately my favorite, literally an oasis of garden luxury and history in the middle of the city.
Park Guell is named after the artists Gaudi's great patron, Count Guell.  Initally, it was meant to be an elaborate residental garden for the high society of Spain but numerous economic troubles were encountered.  Eventually the park was donated to the city in 1923 and is now an unique public area featuring the best gardens mingled with Gaudi's larger than life sculptures and mosaic tile work. 
me and chrissie, waiting for the train, as usual we missed the first train

Park Guell's highest point, You can see the Mediterranean Sea behind us!

Ceiling Decorations

Mosaic Tiles

Entrance Statues

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