Some more details of the tiles at Park Güell. It certainly is one of my favourite places in Barcelona, once conceived as a settlement for workers, with a sustainable water recycling facility and communal area. It was never finished, but has become one of Barcelona’s tourist attractions.
You can see how the colourful tiles have been smashed up in order to fit them to all the curved surfaces.
Here they look more random. Anecdote has it that the Barceloneses thought Gaudí was crazy for commissioning perfectly good tiles and the smashing them all up…
The building to the left is not part of Park Güell but an older one.
This area is underneath the “balconies” we saw yesterday.
It’s hard to see in the pic’s, but none of the columns goes up straight.