July 27: Park Güell 2
Continuing around the Park.
The jagged silhouettes of mushroom columns and an agave.
Cascades of prickly pears.
Glimpses of roadways above and below.
Everyone loves the viaducts!
Shadow pigeon slinks back into the shadows.
The viaduct-road on the eastern side of the Park, which I gather comprises the Viaducto dels Enamorats and the Viaducto Baix, winds down the hill in a serpentine pattern, so that from each lobe can be seen the supports of the next lobe up.
The Casa Museu Gaudí, designed by Francesc Berenguer i Mestres, where Gaudí himself lived in the latter part of his life.
A first look at the central Plaça de la Natura, the hub of the Park.
The upper edge of the Plaça area is nestled into the hillside, with another walkway above. A perfect hangout spot.
The wide-open expanse of the Plaça; here too the view is not to be sniffed at.
From the Plaça, the upper terraces, plus the Casa Martí Trias i Domènech up on the ridge.
Below the Plaça to the south is another building, with intriguing rhombic windows, that I am as yet unable to identify.
Ringing the entire lower edge of the Plaça is an undulating sea-serpent bench tiled with shards of myriad colors.
The outside edge of the bench also looks like a fun sitting spot, but it's a long way down to the hard ground below.
I can't handle all the colors!
Descending along the edge of the Plaça down to the equally fascinating space underneath. Note the ensconced pigeon at upper center-right.