Barcelona – Park Guell

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For mu final selection of photos from my holiday in Barcelona I have chosen some from Park Guell, another of Antoni Gaudi’s creations.

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© 2019 Richard Danter
© 2019 Richard Danter
© 2019 Richard Danter

Hopefully I won’t leave it quite so long for my next holiday abroad, though I wonder how to make travelling more environmentally friendly… maybe train?

Take care!
Rich

Barcelona – Sagrada Familia – Part 3

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In my final post of photos from the basilica I have chosen some images from the facade which represents the betrayal and crucifixion of Christ.

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© 2019 Richard Danter

The style of the architecture is very different to the Nativity Facade. On this side the supports are shaped to look like muscles or sinews. The sculptures are angular and more modern.

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The grey structures above represent bones.

The basilica is, as can be seen in several of these photos, still under construction. The goal is to complete it by 2026, which will be the hundredth anniversary of Gaudi’s death.

For more on the basilica, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagrada_Fam%C3%ADlia

Rich

Barcelona – Sagrada Familia – Part 2

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This week I thought I’d share some photos from inside the basilica. Since the inside is all about light and colour I did not use my favourite monochrome…

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© 2019 Richard Danter

The pillars are intended to look like trees, branching as they rise to support the ceiling and roof.

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More soon.

Rich

Barcelona – Sagrada Familia – Part 1

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The Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family) is the as yet unfinished Roman Catholic Basilica designed by Antoni Gaudi.

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These photos are from the Nativity Facade of the basilica.

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© 2019 Richard Danter
© 2019 Richard Danter

I took a lot of photos of the basilica, inside and out, so I will spread them out over a couple of posts.

Take care,
Rich

Barcelona

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It’s been a long time since I had a holiday abroad so I was really looking forward to spending a few days in Barcelona. Whilst I have been to Spain before, I’ve not been for a very long time and never to Barcelona.

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I’m not usually so fond of city life, but must admit Barcelona was quite stunning. The architecture in particular is worth visiting.

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There are also quite a few museums to visit. With limited time I had to prioritise and the Picasso museum was not to be missed. I must admit I am not a great fan of his more modern, impressionist/abstract work, but the more traditional portraits and landscapes he did when young were excellent.

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The photo above was taken within the Picasso museum. The building itself was a work of art!

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These are just a small selection of the photos I took in Barcelona. I will post more in the days or weeks to come.

Take care!
Rich

St Fagans

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© 2017 Richard Danter

© 2017 Richard Danter

Family outing to the Natural History Museum of Wales in St Fagans. Not been there for a few years so it was really good to go back and look around again. Only problem is that it’s pretty much impossible to see everything in one day so we’re going to have to go back again soon! If you are ever near Cardiff then I highly recommend you pay a visit.

Rich

 

Costa Rica

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After my recent trip to India I wasn’t expecting to be doing any more travelling for a while, but then the chance to go to Costa Rica came up. Having never been there either, I just had to say yes!

And so it was that I found myself almost exactly the opposite side of the Earth to Bangalore, in San Jose.

Temperatures were much more comfortable at around 25C during the day. One thing that surprised me was that it wasn’t all pure blue skies the whole time. In fact much of the time it looked more like the photo above.

But not all the time as this photo across the rooftops shows.

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Sadly my trip was very brief, just a few days, and not a lot of free time to explore so I definitely have to go back again some time!

Anyway, until the next time, take care!

Rich