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Barcelona Inspiration

Last month, I went to visit the wonderful city of Barcelona. I was inspired by its culture, street performers and amazing architecture, not to mention the tapas and sangria!
During my stay, there was a music festival across different venues all over the city. The atmosphere was really exciting.

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Our apartment was right next to La Rambla, the famous pedestrian street with market stalls, tapas bars and home to the flower market.
From here, we were able to join a sightseeing tour, during which we were able to visit some of the incredible Gaudi works.
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Antoni Gaudi’s crafts include ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork and carpentry. He also championed the ‘Trencadis’ method of using recycled broken ceramics and tiles to create beautiful mosaics.
We visited Parc Guell, Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà / La Pedrera. A lot of his works take inspiration from natural forms and the sea.
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Sagrada Familia
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Casa Batlló

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Parc Guell
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Casa Milà / La Pedrera

Another area we visited was Poble Espanyol – an architectural museum built as a real life village.
The buildings are full scale replicas from around the peninsula. The village was also home to many arts and crafts workshops, where it was wonderful to see traditional craftsmanship.

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Casa Lleo i Morera by Lluis Domenech i Montaner
Casa Lleó i Morera by Lluís Domènech i Montaner

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Beautiful colours around the city.