Barcelona, Uncategorized EUROTRIP: PARK GUELL 9 September 2010

Park Güell is a popular park in Barcelona and a hot tourist spot. Designed by Antoni Gaudí, the structures in the park echo natural forms, very fluid and smooth. It’s not so much a park as it is a sight-seeing destination, with the buildings looking like fairytale Hansel and Gretel houses – very cute! The area isn’t very big, but has a lot of up-and-down slopes.. difficult to climb in summertime 😉 We spent most of the time chilling out on the benches and people-watching instead, since it was way more fun than traipsing around the park 😉


Very very very long escalators leading up to the park entrance

Park Güell

Mosaic art all over the park

At the top of the stairs, with a half-naked man (with a nice back!) near me, haha

Enjoying ourselves at the summit

They say the architecture looks like Hansel and Gretel houses 😛

Did you know? Gaudí used the shape of buttocks left by a naked workman sitting in wet clay
to design the curvature of the bench surface… LOL..


16 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on September 9, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Pretty cool, your posts make me want to do Europe again.

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    • beverly posted on September 9, 2010 at 8:52 am

      I wish we could too.. but we wont for a very long time I reckon

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  • rainingumbrella posted on September 9, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Your posts definitely make me want to do Europe. For the first time. 😛 I’ll go with you, starbucksweetie! 😀

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    • beverly posted on September 9, 2010 at 8:57 am

      Hehe you so should! it’s great fun and I do wish I lived somewhere in Europe so I could travel in the area frequently..

      Reply
  • jujubee715 posted on September 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

    OMG it’s been ages since I’ve been on LJ, and I seemed to have missed A LOT! CONGRATULATIONS BEVERLY (AND CHRIS) on the pregnancy!! That is amazing news! Sending you and your happy little family happy thoughts and warm wishes =).

    Your Europe trip is also amazing…making me have wanderlust. Itching to travel now. Can’t wait to see more =)

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    • beverly posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:20 am

      Thank you sweetie! We’re very excited for Jan now 🙂

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on September 9, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Pretty cool, your posts make me want to do Europe again.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 9, 2010 at 8:52 am

      I wish we could too.. but we wont for a very long time I reckon

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on September 9, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Your posts definitely make me want to do Europe. For the first time. 😛 I’ll go with you, starbucksweetie! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 9, 2010 at 8:57 am

      Hehe you so should! it’s great fun and I do wish I lived somewhere in Europe so I could travel in the area frequently..

      Reply
  • jujubee715 posted on September 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

    OMG it’s been ages since I’ve been on LJ, and I seemed to have missed A LOT! CONGRATULATIONS BEVERLY (AND CHRIS) on the pregnancy!! That is amazing news! Sending you and your happy little family happy thoughts and warm wishes =).

    Your Europe trip is also amazing…making me have wanderlust. Itching to travel now. Can’t wait to see more =)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:20 am

      Thank you sweetie! We’re very excited for Jan now 🙂

      Reply
  • carorules posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Those pics are so cool!!!! I wanna go there!

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    • beverly posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:20 am

      it’s a bit like fairytale land eh?!

      Reply
  • carorules posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Those pics are so cool!!!! I wanna go there!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:20 am

      it’s a bit like fairytale land eh?!

      Reply

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