Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Placa Reial, designed by architect Francesc Molina

This was a favorite square of mine, just off La Ramblas. It is completely surrounded by four story buildings and the ground level has a colonaded arcade that runs the perimeter. There are plenty of bars and restaurants and lots of people wandering about. What I found amazing was that until recently (maybe 10 years or so ago) this was used a parking lot.

The lamp posts in the square were Gaudi's first public works.

Below is the exit from the colonade and "under" a building (obviously not really) and into the narrow streets of the Bari Gotic.

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