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July 28: walk to Fundació Joan Miró

On my last full day in Barcelona, I took a simpler walk, yet again to a destination on Montjuïc: the Fundació Joan Miró.

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A pleasant midday out the back window.

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A partly sunny shot of the diverse midblock terraces through the clotheslines just outside the window.

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To start out, I had to run some errands near the Plaça de Catalunya, so I detoured around the western and northwestern edge of the Ciutat Vella. Here we have some #foreshadowing along Ronda de Sant Antoni, at the appliance store Establiments Miró.

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Down Carrer de Torres i Amat, the cheery dome of the Parròquia de Sant Pere Nolasc.

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Along Ronda de la Universitat, a very distinctive, and distinctly ominous, façade, except for the incongruously friendly roof greenery.

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Back at the Miró store, an oddly blank corner wall.

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More balanced asymmetry along the Ciutat Vella–Eixample threshold.

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A chiaroscuro assortment of receptacles.

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The strong sun made for lots of shut shutters on this wide façade on the eastern corner of Carrer del Parlament and Carrer la Viladomat.

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This is Plaça Navas in Poble-sec, under renovation at that point.

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Just up Carrer de la Bòbila from Plaça Navas, an array of oddly hued tiles. I have a sudden craving for chocolate-covered persimmon candies.

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These long brick balconies further up Bòbila (which means "brickyard", coincidentally or not) past Carrer de l'Olivera remind me of a stripped-down version of the Amsterdam School. They look like inviting refuges from the high summer sun.

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This is IT! No, I mean this building is IT again, now revealed to bridge overhead, much like the adjacent diagonal block, with a strange street view through.

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Copperpidge speedwalk.

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Slant H with Impaled T, 2009. (This is the Plaça d'Ovidi Montllor, more just a passageway on the west side of IT, leading up to the Teatre Lliure.)

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Between the south face of IT and the Teatre is the Passatge Mercat de les Flors, and here the Teatre offers up a heaping spoonful of weird: hundreds of deformed terra cotta pots on a decidedly red wall.

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Hundreds of deformed pots, each one a Rorschach test.

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Ugh! Why does IT have so many rules! Anyway, here is a closeup on a minimalistic corner joint. And we finally have evidence of ITs identity: IT's the Institut del Teatre.

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One of the Teatre's central faces on the Plaça de Margarida Xingu.

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The sleek tectonics of the Institut.

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Straight walls, dippy walls, smooth walls, rocky walls.

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Then up through the edge of the Teatre Grec complex.

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But lo, what is yon Forke poynting Heavenwarde???