We got to visit Barcelona from March 16 – 19.
How great to have met Deb and Wes for our first tapas in Barcelona!
The fountain at the Plaza of Catalunya near our hotel, Denit on Estruc.
A monument in honor of Catalonia, a region with long identity.
The telephonic building captured by the anarchists early in the civil war.
Was the Hotel Colon during the civil war, when the Communists captured it.
The Church at Pi, whose large round window was destroyed during the revolution; since repaired.
Damage from air bombings of Barcelona.
Barcelona Cathedral, begun in 1298; built over Roman ruins.
An apartment building by Antoni Gaudi.
Pedrera by Gaudi
On top of Pedrera
Door at Pedrera
Sagrada Familia; unfinished cathedral designed by Gaudi.
Joseph above right transept door
An umbrella of grapes above the crucifix.
Lord’s prayer in Catalunyan.
Columns are tree trunks and branches, leaves, birds, fruit – an exuberant synthesis of nature, scripture, and liturgy.
Reds and yellows from teh west.
Blues and greens from the east.
Out side the left transept is stark.
Christopher Columbus memorial by Barcelona port.
Model of Galley ship from 1571 Battle of Lepanto, when the Holy League beat the Ottomans.