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June 10: Museu Picasso

We paid a trip to the lovely Museu Picasso on its own merit and also because it was of course the basis of our studio project.

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The museum exists within five palaces along Carrer Montcada in the Born area of the Ciutat Vella. They generally date back to the 13th or 14th centuries and are built around central courtyards, as see here.

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The sky's reflection in the glass offers just a hint of the renovation.

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I didn't get any interior shots, probably due to interior photography being prohibited. It's definitely well worth a visit to see for yourself. Instead, here we are back at the Plaça de Jaume Sabartés approaching golden hour.

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The foam insulation on this wall significantly reminds me of lichen in color and texture.

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The limen between the square and the adjacent off-limits courtyard.

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In contrast with our initial visit, the Plaça was bustling in the late afternoon, with temporary tables out for customers of the adjacent café(s).

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Ruff and smoove. Check out the colors reflecting on the left.

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Some more odd moments in, I think, the same wall of the Palau Aguilar where that bumpout is.

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What's in there???

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Cool light, warm light.

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A curious niche with curious stone feet.

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Sky bolt.

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Out of nowhere: strikingly oceanic tiles.

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Crossing the Via Laietana, slicing like a knife through the Ciutat Vella, at the Plaça de l'Àngel (not to be confused with the Plaça dels Àngels).

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Looking down Carrer del Sots-Tinent Navarro from the Plaça, with a section of the old Roman walls (evidently modified in medieval times) at right.

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The radical asymmetry of the Basílica dels Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor.

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It appears that the pavers in front of the Basílica are its most fascinating feature.

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A contrail bridge over late-afternoon modernism along Carrer Templaris, the building in the sun reminiscent of another under similar circumstances.

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On the Plaça de la Verònica is the delightfully narrow "Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artisticos," a former site of the Escola de la Llotja.

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Nearby is the Plaça Tripi, shaped like an almost equilateral triangle, and also near our studio; we often found ourselves wandering through here, instantly oriented by this sculpture.

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Modern pidgies.

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Hmm, some design progress appears to have been achieved?

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Rich golden-hour sun at 8 PM.