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July 26: Castell de Montjuïc 4

Back down to the middle level to rove around some more.

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The western intersection. This must be quite a sight in a pouring rain.

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A well-centered airplane.

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Another pentagonal turret. Note that the shaded wall to the right of the front corner is in view all the way to the far wall, just extremely foreshortened.

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Chamber haunted by lightning ghosts. No entry.

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So many cones!

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A lovely secluded memorial.

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Wow, these oleanders are poppin'!

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Here's that unnerving large, broken block again.

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And a bench of substantial oddity.

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This was about as far west as it was possible to go; beyond there (to the right in this view) were military installations that I think have since been removed.

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The vault over the western tunnel.

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Straight wall, curve shadow.

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A climb back up to the south.

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Boat palimpsest.

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Out onto the Sant Carles Bastion at the eastern end.

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At the outer point of the bastion, perched over the sea, is this statue commemorating Gaspar de Portolà, the first governor of California, who was of Catalan origin.

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Bricks and tracks.

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These weird trees were having a tough go of it on the steep slope.

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OK, time to roll out. Just one more look out to the west...

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...then back down to the entrance tunnels...

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...then under the pulleys...

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...then out across the bridge. The flower beds look like one huge metaflower.

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Starting back down to the city. I think this must be a zoomed view, hence the flattened feel between foreground and background.