Thursday, October 10, 2013

Day 1: Visit Gaudí's Works

On October 8th we set out to visit two of the famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí's works:  La Sagrada Família and Park Güell.  Instead of taking the Metro we decided to walk for 30 minutes so we could see more of the city on our way.  We saw an array of buildings as we walked.

Once we arrived at La Sagrada Família, we realized that the line would be way too long for the patience of our children so we decided to keep moving to the park.  We did take a couple of pictures with plans of coming back to do a more thorough look.
We hopped on the Metro and made our way up hill to Park Güell.  We started at the top of the park and worked our way down.  The park was built between 1900 and 1914.  We spent a couple hours walking through the grounds admiring the crazy designs.   

The columns in the background are designed to serve as nesting places for birds.  It opens up to a large square which houses the longest bench in the world.
The entrance to the park reminded us of buildings from Candy Land.
Amelie and Liam sitting on the longest bench that had mosaics along the entire bench.
One of the archway walkways in the park.

Amelie and I dancing in front of one of the neat rock columns.
Liam and Amelie danced and clapped for this serenader.

Amelie posing.  As we walk around different sites, we see so many people posing for pictures.  This is Amelie's reenactment of posing for a picture....cracked Bobby and I up! 
Enjoyed more buildings on the walk home.

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