Well I’ve been away from blogging for a while & have a lot to catch up on…
Firstly, I popped over to Barcelona for a few days to join my parents as my Dad was at the Mobile World Conference & my mum needed entertaining while he was busy!
While the weather was more than a little hit or miss we did have a glorious first day in the sunshine & started the day with brunch in Park Güell, and naturally, lots of photos!
Park Güell is a series of gardens beautifully designed by Antoni Gaudi. The architecture is breathtaking & expansive, in fact it is one of the largest architectural works in South Europe. It is built into the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district, as you climb up it unravels before you, layer by layer.
The world famous ‘El Drac’ – The Dragon greets you as you enter the park.
My lovely Mum relaxing in the sunshine!
Not posing at all… I don’t know what you mean!
Scattered thorough out the arches & passageways you will find some wonderful musicians busking, take a seat & enjoy!
When I said ‘climb up’ I really meant it! Perhaps it’s because i’m 5ft2 or because Gaudi didn’t really ‘do’ precise measurements. You really have to watch your step as they are very rarely at the same height as the one before. If you aren’t particularly fit there are benches on nearly all the levels so you can have a rest and enjoy the views.
Here you can see the benches that my mum & I sat on from a better angle. The cafe is just out of sight on the right, grab a drink and relax, but don’t put your bag on the floor whatever you do. Hold on tight to your camera & other valuables. Barcelona has a serious crime problem & especially during the busy seasons tourists make themselves easy targets by being careless. Look after yourself & your possessions!
My mum, rocking the latest in fashion headwear…
That’s just a few of my many many pictures, it was a gorgeous place to spend the morning & definitely one of the top things to do when visiting Barcelona! It can get crazy busy during the summer months, but we were lucky to be two of only maybe 50 people visiting! It’s free to enter and there are no set times you have to be in and out by, so if you are a keen photographer you can really take your time photographing all the many levels of this beautiful garden!