July 25: Palau Nacional 2
More Palau explorations.
Another sandwiched stair, from above.
The upper promenade around the Great Hall; suddenly I am compelled by the desire to run sprints.
A widened balcony area by the organ.
Don't press the red button. No. Stop! Get away from the button!
An inviting but seemingly inaccessible lightwell, sprinkled with that quintessial pomo signifier, the 2x2 square window.
But lo! Another dome!
A neat little upper courtyard between that western dome and the Principal Dome.
Through the little beam window appears to be an exterior space. An exterior space of mystery.
This guardrail is very elegant in its simplicity. Note that while the posts have multiple shadows, the main rail appears to have a single, darker shadow, presumably because the lights washing the wall are in line parallel to the rail.
But lo! The western dome again! But rotated 90°!
A caged view of the Principal Dome.
A fortuitous arrangement of passersby.
What a curious insertion this wall with the O opening is.
A forest of arches.
The underside of the balcony by the organ in the Great Hall, rather calmer than the coffered dome beyond.
A distinctly not-too-shabby view out the front of the Palau: clear across the city and up to Tibidabo.