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July 27: Park Güell 2

Continuing around the Park.

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The jagged silhouettes of mushroom columns and an agave.

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Cascades of prickly pears.

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Glimpses of roadways above and below.

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Everyone loves the viaducts!

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Shadow pigeon slinks back into the shadows.

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Double curvature.

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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.

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The Casa Museu Gaudí, designed by Francesc Berenguer i Mestres, where Gaudí himself lived in the latter part of his life.

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A first look at the central Plaça de la Natura, the hub of the Park.

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The upper edge of the Plaça area is nestled into the hillside, with another walkway above. A perfect hangout spot.

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The wide-open expanse of the Plaça; here too the view is not to be sniffed at.

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From the Plaça, the upper terraces, plus the Casa Martí Trias i Domènech up on the ridge.

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Below the Plaça to the south is another building, with intriguing rhombic windows, that I am as yet unable to identify.

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Ringing the entire lower edge of the Plaça is an undulating sea-serpent bench tiled with shards of myriad colors.

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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.

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I can't handle all the colors!

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Descending along the edge of the Plaça down to the equally fascinating space underneath. Note the ensconced pigeon at upper center-right.