Barçelona – Casa Battlo de Gaudi

Like many of our best days: ... It all starts with a pleasant Metro trip.

Like many of our best days: … It all starts with a pleasant Metro trip.

Arriving at the Destination:  Casa Battlo

Arriving at the Destination: Casa Battlo

Checking out the pretty girls ...

Checking out the pretty girls …

.... and climbing stairs ...

…. and climbing stairs …

... more pretty girls ...

… more pretty girls …

and their hubby's  (when kind strangers offer to take a moment out of their day) ...

and their hubby’s (when kind strangers offer to take a moment out of their day) …

and when the day gets a little long  ~  or the narrator is even longer-winded

and when the day gets a little long ~ or the narrator is even longer-winded

... we get yet more surprises ... and  ... more stairs

… we get yet more surprises … and … more stairs

... but the stairs do include some cosas raras,  not seen in Colorado or  even  Yucatan ...

… but the stairs do include some cosas raras, not seen in Colorado or even Yucatan …

a path that becomes curious and curiouser ...

a path that becomes curious and curiouser …

as roof top adornos,  seen only by la familia de la casa ...  (on the 7'th floor roof)

as roof top adornos, seen only by la familia de la casa … (on the 7’th floor roof)

yet still,   the path includes more pretty girls ...

yet still, the path includes more pretty girls …

and some truly magical (or mind bending things), like the back of the Dragon slain by St. George (patron de Catalunya)

and some truly magical (or mind bending things), like the back of the Dragon slain by St. George (patron de Catalunya)

and   Thus ends the tour...     except for the house on the left of Casa Battlo ....

and Thus ends the tour… except for the house on the left of Casa Battlo ….

with a colorful and curious facade ...

with a colorful and curious facade …

with fun details including,  lagartijas,  perros,  gatos,  pajaros,  y ...

with fun details including, lagartijas, perros, gatos, pajaros, y …

a pleasant entryway - ignored by the the wide-eyed 1,000's who tramp-by on amateur their Gaudi pilgrimages ....

a pleasant entryway – ignored by the the wide-eyed 1,000’s who tramp-by on their amateur Gaudi pilgrimages ….

oblivious to ....   a misplaced English Knight:  Sir George  ...

oblivious to …. a misplaced English Knight: Sir George …

and whatever this is ...

and whatever this is …

which should not be confused with the guy playing a drum,  with his  ...  ______ ... on a leash  ( ??? )

which should not be confused with the guy playing a drum, with his … ______ … on a leash ( ??? )

until yet more pretty girls wander into the shot ...

until yet more pretty girls wander into the shot …

followed by yet more Modernisme detals tucked into  niches  unnoticed by the touristas    clomping by ...

followed by yet more Modernisme detals tucked into niches unnoticed by the touristas clomping by …

as crowds in the bleachers enjoy the never-ending show ...

as crowds in the bleachers enjoy the never-ending show …

and doesn't every day in a fine European city include a statue or fountain ...

and doesn’t every day in a fine European city include a statue or fountain …

... pretty girls ...

… pretty girls …

.. other statues ... with a cute couple who are enjoying lounging around on a lazy Easter Sunday afternoon ...

.. other statues … with a cute couple who are enjoying lounging around on a lazy Easter Sunday afternoon …

...  ending with a final 86 stair workout to return  to the 6'th floor walk-up  we call  ... "home"  ...

… ending with a final 86 stair workout to return to the 6’th floor walk-up we call … “home” …

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© Steven M. Fry

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5 Responses to Barçelona – Casa Battlo de Gaudi

  1. Pingback: Barcelona – Casa Battlo de Gaudi | Surviving Yucatan

  2. Vince says:

    Nice pictures – seems like a good place to put on the bucket list.

  3. princesanancy2012 says:

    Thanks so much for the visual. I really liked the house next door but am a total Gaudi fan too.

  4. cozumeldeb says:

    Wow, stunning pictures..86 steps to relaxing and a glass of wine, not so good..Spain is on our bucket list and your pictures reaffirm that for sure..Thanks

    • yucalandia says:

      Plan some fun, as we haven’t shown the best things (yet?). In addition to some very good (modestly priced) tapas, we had some of our best meals ever. La Flauta at Calle D´Aribau, 23, about a 3 block walk from La Rambla, had some superb foies gras in a “Mont. Foiie Fresco Plancha” and a “Timbal de escalivada con queso de cabra: A fabulous combination of toasted goat cheese patties on top and on the bottom, with a thick layer of fire-roasted(?) sweet chiles (in olive oil) in the middle, with a surprise of a salsa de ciruelas in the center.

      That can be finished with postre of Mont. Camembert Crujiente (lightly fried slighly smokey camembert in a crunchy coating of very thin almonds).

      Interested?
      steve

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