Saturday, January 20

Tours of Barcelona: Park Guell, A Visionary's Whim

Tours of Barcelona: Park Guell, A Visionary's Whim
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Like the water that flows through these small gargoyles or spouts connected to a gutter, visitors of all kinds come and go as part of the many Tours of Barcelona to enjoy the architectural design of a master applied to the natural environment of the mountain, in other less pompous words, Park Guell, the whim of a visionary architect, Antonio Gaudi, who was commisioned by Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, Count, textile industry businessman, art patron and friend. Following the Count's idea he was supposed to build a luxury garden city made of private plots surrounded by common greens, based upon a British model by Ebenezer Howard thus the name Park and not Parc as in Catalan. The project was interrupted in 1914. Only three plots had been sold from a total amount of 60. The estate was sold in 1918 by Eusebi's heirs to the city council and became a public park.

Recommended: Some good tips for a Tour in Barcelona can be found in the travel section of The New York Times as Fodor's Choice

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Blogger GiuCe said...

effects give to the pic a special view... great angle too!!!

your blogg always is so good!!!

have a great weekend carlos ^.^

6:36 AM  
Blogger Pierre said...

Beautiful framing... and the treatment works wonderfully!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

every picture you post makes me dream of returning to barcelona one day!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Erik H. said...

Great picture. We plan a trip to Barcelona this spring, so this is like a preview for us.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Rich Kneece said...


Came upon your site randomly, as I just returned from Barcelona last week. The effects on your pics are so friggin' cool! Love 'em!

~ Rich

2:53 AM  

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