Friday, 8 February 2008

Barcelona 5 - The Final Chapter

So eventually we reached the end of the course and we all jetted off back to whence we came. The corse finished at noon and my flight wasn't until 8:30 ish that evening. Three of us with late flights went into Barcelona for a last look around and I took a few daytime pictures.

It wasn't a great day - the sky was uniform grey and it rained on and off - I got a few pics and I'll share them with you now.

Casa Mila

This is the side of the Casa Mila. All these photo's were taken in the area known as Los Ramblas on the Passieg de Gracias.

Casa Batllo

And just across the road (and a bit further down) from there is the Casa Batllo. This place is beautiful - I love the roof which is shown in a bit more detail below.

Casa Batllo Detail

The total lack of discernible sky is testament to what a lousy day it was!

Beggar on the Passieg de Gracias

So my heart went out to this old dear. Apart from being wet, it was also quite cold.

Finally, I promised you a flower pic and here it is:

Red Flower

There was a, for want of a better word, planter full of them on the street, there were so many in there it was difficult to get the right photo, but I particularly like the two big water droplets just about to drop off the bottom of the flower. Needless to say I took this just after it had been raining.

So my course is over and I got back safe and sound thanks to Air France. I'm back at work and it feels like I've never been away! Ho hum, isn't it always that way!

4 comments:

Florentine said...

Never thought the pictures would turn out that well. Wonderful!

Mars said...

i saw all those hotels or buildings in my history of material culture textbook. they are so amazing. art nouveau period isn't it?

Jayne said...

I see what you mean about the sky (weather) - it looks awfully grey! The photos as always Billy, absolutely stunning & if I were to choose a favourite, I'd go for the beggar. From the way you've captured it, it's as if you've actually signified that there is a little bit of life in the old dear, with the splash of colour in her hand. (very deep of me......I think I need help!)

kat said...

I love all the houses by Gaudi! It rains a lot this time of year in Spain, but the photos still turned out wonderful.