cruise:01 BARCELONA


Barcelona, Spain - July 21-22, 2006

from the plane
from the plane

La Sagrada Familia
The Temple of the Sacred Family was started in 1882 by Antoni Gaudi.

Gaudi worked on this church for over 40 years until his death in 1926.

Gaudi used innovative geometrical shapes of the naturalist style.

This side of the church is the Facade of the Passion.

These four towers represent the 12 apostles.

From the outside looking up at the Facade of Passion.

The ceiling of the church.

The giant central dome, in honour of Jesus, raises up to 500 feet high.

This side of the church is the Facade of the Nativity.

We climbed up the 275 steps to walk from tower to tower.

The spiral staricase had no railings and was very small.

Mike inside the tower.

Close Up

Busy streets of Barcelona around 5PM on a Friday evening.

Gaudi's Casa Mila "La Pedrera" (Stone Quarry)

Gaudi built two blocks of apartment houses from 1906 to 1912. The facade appears to be carved out of rock.

Gaudi's Parc Guell just off Las Ramblas. It was built between 1885 and 1890. Built to look like a dragon.

One of the many fountains in the city.

Our Hotel! The Gran Hotel Havana.

The shower in the hotel. Where is the rest of it?

The shaver/hair dryer.

Which one do I use?

Las Ramblas is a tree-lined boulevard that has many shops and restaurants. It is the center of activity in Barcelona.

You can find many street performers in Las Ramblas.

This is the interior of La Pedrera. Each of the apartments were arranged around this interconnecting interior patio in order to illuminate all the dwellings.

Inside La Pedrera is a museum dedicated to Gaudi.

Wavy rooftop

The terrace/rooftop

A view of Barcelona from the roof.

Gaudi wanted the roof to be functional but attractive. He has covered up chimneys to make them look more appealing to the eye.

A fun playground.

A monestary in the distance from the rooftop.

Not sure what this is?

A view from the rooftop down to the interior patios.

Mike & Jodie on the rooftop with La Sagrada Familia in the distance.

The last two shots are examples of what the apartments would have looked like in 1912.

Created with the tool album generator a Marginal Hack written by D. Madison on Mon Mar 19 18:00:34 2007