Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The beauty of Catalonia

A little present from me to you : 

Park of Art Barcelona 

Park Güell

Gaudi planned and directed the construction of the park in Barcelona from 1900 to 1914 for Count Eusebio Güell.
The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site. Only three lots were sold: two for the home of Trias family, and other that Gaudí purchase for himself in 1906, and now it is a museum dedicated to Gaudi.
This park is a place of great plastic beauty. A grand stairway divided by a mythological dragon or lizard leads to the large hypostyle hall.
This is built with 84 inclined columns. These in turn support the great upper plaza, a fine balcony over-looking the city and the sea.
The large plaza is delimited by an extraordinary balustrade-bench which twists in serpentine manner to form winding course, recesses and small semi-enclosed areas where the facing of brightly colored ceramics creates a spectacular collage which seems to have anticipated a vein explored later avant-garde artists.
I found Antoni Gaudi is a genius, a flash of early 3-D design 100 years ago invented here! Inspirred by nature, playing with colors, he designed not only objects, houses and buildings but the whole city is Gaudi.
His fame on a world scale has become an unquestioned fact both in specialised circles and among the general public

Photograph by Cindy van der Meer

Photograph by Cindy van der Meer

Photograph by Cindy van der Meer

All you knit is LoVe

On the way to Picaso museum, a small little street behind the museu where you have to follow through till it brings you to the Picaso musea, brings me into this small wool shops.
All you knit is love, is a passion to express my love to crochet. Here you found a place where your dream comes true, a traditional waving machine lays on the corner. Everywhere, colorfull lovely traditional homemade, local yarn.
A friendly warm seller who made you feels homy, you don't need any pattern to knit ~ all you need (knit) is love, as the name of the shop said.
I bought a Malabrigo merino worsted yarn 2 colors for 2, a merino yarn produce in Uruguay. From here I know that the best quality of merino sheep are not only from Aussie.
A very beautifull moment, in a precious time I will definetely coming back next time I visit Barcelona, otherwise he will set an online shop very soon, then I can buy it online.

Photograph by Cindy van der Meer

Photograph by Cindy van der Meer

Photograph by Cindy van der Meer

This is the address if you like to visit them while you visit Barcelona:
barra de ferro 8
08003 barcelona
Phone: +34 933 107 180

tue-sat : 11:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 20:30


Teresa Kasner said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I'm now a follower of yours! The yarn shop there looks sooooo great!!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Unknown said...

Hello Teresa,thanks so much for the follow and your visit to my blog.
Your blog is lovely! Have a great weekend.. warmest regards ~ Cindy

Katherines Corner said...

Wow, great post. Loved the photos and the yearn shop :-) hugs

a Bohemian Market said...

Hi Cindy:
Beautiful photographs you have taken.
You are a friendly lady; I have blogged in over a year and when you sent the link for yours I had to visit : )
I am flollowing you now : )
I am glad I met you on Etsy and now in a blog : )
Take care and Peace