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June 26–29: trip to Igualada

As June drew to a close, we journeyed to one of Miralles and Pinós's best-known projects, the New Cemetery in Igualada. Igualada is a small city inland from Barcelona. The cemetery was designed in 1984 for a competition and built over the next ten years.

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But first, a few evenings earlier, the Palau Nacional was radiating.

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To its left, the Castell de Montjuïc, the fortress atop Montjuïc, was illuminated, as was the high retaining wall of the municipal pool nestled in the hillside.

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Meanwhile, to the right, the waxing crescent moon was hanging out near another, unidentified light beam, with the dark part of the orb clearly visible.

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The previous shots were from the roof; this one was from the apartment's back window — the Palau's rays were still visible as clouds veiled the moon.

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Setting out for Igualada: the first leg was a Metro ride, around the corner from these rather sculptural plasticky sheets.

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So many angles!

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We had a long coach bus ride over to Igualada. As we approached, the famous serrated mountain, Montserrat, made an incredibly impressive entrance.

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An enormous slab of consolidated cirrus loomed.

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All sorts of supernatural characters can be imagined in Montserrat's serrations.

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Eventually we arrived at the Igualada station, along Passeig Verdaguer.

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We had planned to take another bus closer to the New Cemetery, I think, but ended up walking. Just up from the station along Carrer Nicolau Tous was what appears to be the Old Cemetery.

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An interesting glass/glass-block combo.

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Severe clear.