Sunday, August 23, 2009

Spain Day 24 Gaudi’s Park Guell

A failure as a high end housing development a stunning success as a community gathering place.  My favorite Gaudi site.   If Alice had been Spanish this is where the rabbit hole would have dropped her.

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If you arrive Park Guell by the subway know that it is a nosebleed of a hike, up, up, up and you come in the back way to a disappointing first look and winding dusty trails before you get to the good stuff.  Take bus 24 from Plaza Catalunya instead; much closer and you enter the park through the intricate iron entrance gates and this view.

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