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Fri Jan 18, 2019, 03:30 PM

Spanish ironwork

The architecture in Barcelona was amazing. I haven't done justice to it in this miniscule representation, but I hope it gives some idea of the craftsmanship and design exhibited throughout the city.

I was especially taken with the ironwork and doors throughout.







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Reply Spanish ironwork (Original post)
Adsos Letter Jan 2019 OP
Midnightwalk Jan 2019 #1
Adsos Letter Jan 2019 #3
47of74 Jan 2019 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2019 #2
Adsos Letter Jan 2019 #5
Soph0571 Jan 2019 #4
Adsos Letter Jan 2019 #6
Soph0571 Jan 2019 #7
Adsos Letter Jan 2019 #11
fierywoman Jan 2019 #8
Adsos Letter Jan 2019 #10
Ohiogal Jan 2019 #9
Adsos Letter Jan 2019 #12
dameatball Jan 2019 #13
BigmanPigman Jan 2019 #14
Kurt V. Jan 2019 #15
lillypaddle Jan 2019 #17
BlueJac Jan 2019 #18
sandensea Jan 2019 #19
OMGWTF Jan 2019 #20

Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 03:48 PM

1. I love Barcelona

My wife and I got to spend some time there last summer. We got there on the last day of a big wine festival and had a blast drinking and talking to people. Iíve been lucky enough to have been there before and my wife fell in live with it too.

The old buildings and courtyards and the wide tree lined avenues make it so fun to wander around exploring.

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 04:05 PM

3. This was our first time.

My wife and I went there in September and October as part of a trip to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. It was post-high season (much smaller crowds) and the weather was excellent (low 80's with low humidity). I had the best Mojito that I think I've ever had there. And the wines were excellent! We had a great time.

And I agree with you about wandering around exploring. We walked and cabbed all over that city.
Definitely planning on a return trip next year.

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 05:38 PM

16. I just got back from a trip to Spain, Morocco, and Portugal

 

Might have to do a return trip to Spain that includes Barcelona.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 04:04 PM

2. Omigod, my dear Adsos Letter!

I love this ornate ironwork. So beautiful!

Thank you for bringing it to us!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 04:17 PM

5. It was pretty cool CaliforniaPeggy.

And it was pretty much everywhere in the Eixample District where we stayed. I had heard that Barcelona was a beautiful city, and I had seen lots of photos, but the reality was even better than expected. And the people were very friendly! My wife speaks fluent Spanish, and I learned a little Catalan before we left, and we got along just fine (and English was spoken pretty regularly).

I'll put up a few more shots after I finish going through them.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 04:07 PM

4. I love them!

Especially the first one!

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 04:21 PM

6. Thanks Soph0571!

I have some more facades that I'll put up in a separate post, plus some doors.

You're within a couple of hours by plane from Barcelona. Have you been?

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 04:33 PM

7. Please call me Soph!

Never Barcelona - It is next on my list after Florence

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 04:43 PM

11. OK, Soph!

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 04:37 PM

8. OMG gorgeous!

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 04:40 PM

10. It was!

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 04:39 PM

9. Beautiful!

Just so appreciative of the skill and artistry it took to produce something this gorgeous!

You definitely see more of this kind of craftsmanship in Europe.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 04:45 PM

12. Absolutely agree.

After Barcelona we went to Nice, and Rome. I was on complete sensory overload by the time we left Europe.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 05:02 PM

13. In college, my son and some classmates got to spend a month in Barcelona and Madrid. He loved it.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 05:05 PM

14. I miss the beautiful artwork of so many craftsmen who

no longer exist since they can't afford to compete with mass produced crap all over the world for the past 100 years.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 05:23 PM

15. thanks for memories.

the whole area is beautiful.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 05:39 PM

17. Absolutely gorgeous! nt

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 05:40 PM

18. Awesome!

Beautiful

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 05:45 PM

19. Beautiful - but be careful there.

They have a serious problem with family gangs that use small children to pilfer your rental car while the parents "helpfully" distract you with directions or other small kindnesses. They are very good at it.

They're rarely caught - and if they are, because they're minors, the police has to let them go.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 06:46 PM

20. Our son and DIL are going there next month. Thanks for sharing and

thanks for a break from the firehose of fukery we are having to digest every day in the Trump Misadministration.

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