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Puzzled

2 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Parc Güell

Happy Monday! It was a weekend which ended in rain, thunder and cooling temperatures, as well as football madness here. How was your weekend? Today we’re going to get puzzled. Yes, puzzled! But not in a bad way. Quite the contrary, for I’m sharing examples of Barcelona’s mosaics with you. Ready?

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Parc Güell

Hugely popular in Barcelona’s Modernisme period, mosaics were widely used to decorate many of the buildings that were constructed at this time. Famous examples among these are of course Antoni Gaudí’s Parc Güell and Sagrada Familia.

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Overheads

28 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Mosaics at Parc Güell

Happy Monday! It’s a public holiday, here in Barcelona, but for those of you hard at work, and for those of you, just having a lazy day, here’s a post on overheads, in other words, what’s above us, sheltering us from the sun, or rain, as the case may be, in other words: ceilings… enjoy!

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Waves and curls – Passeig de Gràcia

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Where flowers (and hemp) rule

22 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

On the glass ceiling

Last week I showed you images of the Hemp Museum Gallery and promised to show you details of the palace it is housed in, the Palau Mornau. Well here they are, in a slideshow after the page break, images from the palace where flowers (and hemp) rule

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Hemp Museum Gallery

17 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

The smokers’ room

Last week I was invited to the opening of a new museum in Barcelona – the Hemp Museum Gallery – located in a beautifully restored palace from the 16th century, the Palau Mornau, on Carrer Ample 35. I’ll show you details of this gorgeous palace shortly, but today I am sharing some images of the museum with you.

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