Barcelona is a city of mosaics.
Times have changed.
The curving bench in the Parc Guell, built a hundred years ago.
(The pictures of Gaudi's work are from online sources.
The other mosaic photos I took.)
The decorated bench is on the roof, supported by columns.
We wandered around Gaudi's Parc Guell for a couple of hours back then.
No one there.
We went back last week. Still a charming place but you have to buy timed tickets to see the Gaudi mosaics now. The tickets sell out early every day. I heard on NPR that 30 million tourists go to Barcelona every year now.--- a city of a little over 1 million residents.
A fake mosaic in a shop selling sunflower tiles.
Marking pen grout.
Ceiling in a shop in Barcelona.
Tiled stair case in a Mediterranean town.
Saint Roche, the patron saint of dogs
The roof of the Gaudi's Palau Guell features these chimney pots.
He was a master of chimney pots.
Across the street you can buy mini-chimney pots.
Painted to look like mosaics.
All kinds of fake mosaics are for sale.
If they were cheap I'd have bought a bunch to break
up and put in mosaics back home.