The new January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares, is all about ____light. That’s words ending in light. In this often dull month light of any kind is what we all need to lift our spirits as we wait impatiently for spring to begin. Click on the link to find out more.
The Park Güell bubble maker in Barcelona was definitely creating an experience to delight everyone, young and old. The little ones squealed with delight as they chased the massive bubbles around trying to catch one.
delight (noun) = great pleasure. delight (verb) =please (someone) greatly.
Welcome to Park Güell, one of the major works of Gaudí in Barcelona. Access to the Monumental Zone of Park Güell is limited to 400 tickets every half hour. Which seems an awful lot of people on such a short time frame as you are not obliged to exit within half an hour and most likely explains why it is so busy! To avoid having to wait for several hours to enter the Monumental Zone it is best to purchase your timed tickets beforehand.
The Porter’s Lodge – Casa del Guarda
Snake’s head fountain
Mosaics on the bench
Eusebi Güell entrusted to Gaudí the plan to create an estate for well off families in a large property that Güell had purchased in the zone known as ‘bare mountain’, a location with magnificent views over the plain and the ocean.
Dragon or Salamander
Brightly coloured tile-shard mosaics
Only one sixth of the plot could be built on for residential use only. And in the beginning work progressed well, but the difficulty of transport to the plot made it nonviable and in 1914 Güell decided to stop the project.
Another decorative window
Trencardis decorative system for the roof
The undulating roof at the top of the Hypostyle Room
Upon the death of Güell the estate was offered to the Barcelona City Council who opened it as a public park in 1926. The UNESCO declared it a Cultural Heritage of Humanity site in 1984.
Trencardis (tile-shard mosaic) roof of the now bookshop
I think you might agree with me that this site definitely complies with pretty much all the meanings of winding.