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July 25: walk from Palau Nacional

On the way back from the Palau, I took a slightly different route down Montjuïc and then retraced my approach through Poble-sec and Sant Antoni.

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On retreat, the reverse one-point perspective.

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Suddenly a darkness fell across the land. Either that or I wildly underexposed this shot.

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A spirey silhouette.

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I wonder how many thousands of buildings are in this view.

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Palau pidge.

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This completely looks like someone with voluminous windblown hair and a scarf.

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The monitors of the Fundació Miró emerge from the jungle.

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Along the twisting Passeig de Santa Madrona is the Museu Etnològic, designed by Antoni Lozoya, Bonaventura Bassegoda Nonell, Joan Puigdengolas and Jesús López, and built in 1973. I love the bas-reliefs over the entrance here.

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The Etnològic is planned, curiously enough, on a hexagonal module.

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Hidden just downhill in the vicinity of the Museu d'Arqueologia is a network of lovely secluded paths.

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Somebirdy left its iridescent feather behind.

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Framed Tibidabo along Carrer de Lleida.

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Teatre Lliure in the lengthening sun.

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A warm palette.

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The hulking former Palau dels Esports de Barcelona, now the Teatre Musical.

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Back down under the weird diagonal housing block.

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Here IT is. IT is set back from Carrer de la França Xica. But what is IT?

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Stay out of the parasol zone. Don't cross the line! (This is at the start of Ricart by França Xica.)

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Nicely crafted little vents at the end of the parasol zone.

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Further down Ricart near El Paral·lel, a glass pixelfont! ESCLAT means "outburst" or "explosion." Hmmmm.

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Pyramid bricks at Paral·lel and Manso. These cover the full height of this 10-story building.

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A typical sidewalk pattern, further along Manso.

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At the Mercat de Sant Antoni (at far left) and the boundary of El Raval, formed by the Ronda de Sant Antoni straight ahead.

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Bisbe Laguarda looking dim in the late afternoon light.

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After sunset, a marvelous soft glow from the back balcony.