Paving the way…

13 Apr
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Montjuïc

For some time now I have been observing the various types of paving that can be found in Barcelona, and although some is quite plain, there is a fair bit of interesting paving to be seen around here. Now that I have gathered a little a collection of images, I’d like to share with you some different styles of paving the way…

On Montjuïc I found the some fun and creative examples of paving, where use has been made not only of concrete paving elements, such as the very playful columns that allow you to cross the basin of a fountain, a but also of pebbles, bottles, and cobbles.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Montjuïc

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Montjuïc

Apart from pebbles, bricks and cogs have also been used on Montjuïc, in very creative ways. And at the top of the mountain, by the old castle, even roof tiles have been inserted into the sidewalk and create an interesting surface on which to place one’s feet.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Montjuïc

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Balmes

Back in town, on Carrer Balmes, there is a corner where you can find three different types of paving tiles side by side: the plain square tiles, the flower pattern, which symbolises the Modernist period, and another pattern, that I have not seen anywhere else.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Parc Güell

At Parc Güell, a dizzying collection of lines decorate the floor of the house where Gaudí lived for some time, and which today is a museum.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Parc Güell

Gaudí not only created wonderful buildings, but also designed paving tiles (among many other things) and these tiles can be found on Passeig de Gràcia in a traditional grey version. But there are also coloured ones, for example at Parc Güell, and around the top end of Carrer Muntaner. The tiles on Passeig de Gràca are often stolen as a memento of Barcelona, so some years ago, the city council decided to cement them into place, which has just been done in the image below as a means of paving the way… for us all to have a great weekend!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Passeig de Gràcia

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