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Last Day

Today was our last day in Barcelona. While Ian and I headed off across town by bus and tram the boys chose to stay around the hotel so that they could make the most of the pool and the beach...
Which they certainly appear to have done, judging by appearances!

Meanwhile Ian and I returned to the scene of yesterday's mystery photo... here are a few more photos to help moth2fic or Colin or any other Barcelona experts out there identify the location:

The astute amongst you will have gathered that this is another Gaudi site... but there are no admission charges or long queues here! - if you're still wondering where we are the game is given away under this cut:
We are at the Finca Guell, some Pavillions, most famous for their dragon gates:

The Palau Reial and surrounding park land are lovely too, and hidden in bamboo plantation we found another little Gaudi treasure:

As we walked back towards Maria Cristina metro station we saw another little park which fascinated me. It was a "deer park", full of statues of deer, and a few wild pigs thrown in for good measure:

Towering above it was this stark black tower

After this we had some lunch and headed back to the hotel. We spent some time at the pool and went for a walk of the area around the hotel... I might post about that tomorrow, but it's getting late and we have an early start in the morning... a plane to catch :(


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Aug. 15th, 2007 10:27 am (UTC)
Oh, I just love that little place, thanks for the cool pics. Love the dragon gate. We're thinking about fancy gates to close off our front porch - dragons would be excellent! I'll have to show Steve. He'd like the wild piggy too *g*
Aug. 15th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
I think the dragon gates might be out of your price range...! but they are ever so cool!!
I liked the pigs best!!- there were four of them!
Aug. 16th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
-I think the dragon gates might be out of your price range.
There's a place on Thorndon Quay that says they can copy anything... *g*
Aug. 15th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
Ah well - as you know, we saw the gates. We had the hire car at the time and the parking was two and sometimes three deep on that corner and within a mile - the university was in full swing and so was some kind of affair at the football stadium which is basically just at the other side of the main road. So we didn't go inside. And as you know, there is only so much you can do in a week!! (We went to Montserrat, instead!)
Aug. 15th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
I would have loved to go to Monserrat... but the rest of the family weren't so keen...

But of course in the middle of August there were no university students around and everything was very peaceful. We went there by metro(first time) and by tram (second time) and walked through the park by the Palace Reial(ceramics museum) to get there, that's where we found the dragon water fountain thing... We didn't go inside the gates either, you had to make special arrangement to do that... but it was a lovely peaceful spot... very different in term time I'm sure!!
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