Public garden

16 Mar
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The entrance

Spring is just around the corner (even if yesterday it got colder again) and nature is doing its best to bloom, blossom and grow, so it’s a good time to find spaces within the city, where there is a bit of nature, and enjoy this moment of the year when leaves sprout and blossom dresses trees in either pink or white. Barcelona has many parks and tree lined streets with terrace cafés to do this, but also public gardens, tucked away within the blocks of the Eixample areas. Today I am sharing with you images of one such garden: Jardins de Tete Montoliú, the entrance of which is at Carrer Sepulveda number 90.

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Typically Catalan

The entrance tunnel has a typically Catalan ceiling with arches in ceramic tiles which are supported by beams, and a rather lovely ceramic tile floor, laid in diagonal stripes.

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Diagonal

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Spacious

Once inside the garden it is  quite surprising to find how spacious it is, and how many benches are dotted around its various zones so people can sit down, relax and enjoy what the garden has to offer.

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Twins

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Playground

There is a playground for children, but there are also colourful mobile seats on springs by a group of benches so the little ones can bounce on them while their parent(s) sits and reads the paper or simply soaks up the warming Spring sun rays.

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A tiny bit of landscaping

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Stained glass

The surrounding buildings are not spectacular by any means, although one very bland wall is interrupted by a stained glass window, and thus becomes a point of interest, as do the shadows of a still bare tree on the ground.

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Branches

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Exit

Back outside life goes at its usual pace, so think twice before venturing out again!

Have a great weekend, wherever you are, and do come back on Monday, for I will have more Barcelona loveliness to share with you…

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Gate

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