Saturday, June 13, 2009

The park on the weekend.

Last weekend we went off to a new park in BCN...one we hadn't been to before....

the Parc del Laberint d’Horta a Barcelona.

There were turtles,


The labyrinth...who doesn't love a maze?


The house that was originally on site was amazing....built in all manner of styles, sort of moorish....with what we think is an original much older tower at the center....

It is however rather run down....this window is broken as you can see, what I found fascinating was that there was another stained glass window stacked behind it!


The front door.....


A really cute little kitty cat......


A rather surrealistic touch of the American South West...or that's how it looked to me.....though I guess cows die in other places too....


There were goldfish in ponds all over the place......


Toss in some Gothic windows with the Moorish designs.....


And what I love most about Spain????? You go to a park with the kids, and there is really good good food...better still....

Excellent coffee....


How great is that?

I so love it that there is good coffee.....mmmmmmm

6 comments:

elpadawan said...

Turtles!!! I was surprised at how many of them I could see in Central Park, by the way ;).

J.G. said...

Sometimes surreal and slightly run down is way more interesting than all matchy and perfect. This looks like one of those times!

Love the window with the ivy! And the cow skull, you're right that it's surreal: the drapery has a little Salvadore Dali flavor. Cute kitty, too.

J.G. said...

P.S. Wow, I would LOVE a bag! E-mail me at hotchpotcafe@gmail.com and we'll work it out.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I fear you are going to miss that coffee something fierce when your feet are back on NA soil. Alas, you'll be stuck with Starbucks and Second Cups.

Beth said...

What a fascinating looking house. Were you able to go inside?
The picture of the turtle brought back a bad memory - we had a large one in our pond - a raccoon got at it. Not a pretty sight.

oreneta said...

ElP, do you mean central Park in New York or High Park in Toronto? There are a lot in High Park, which I love...

JG, It was fascinating....and that little bit was pretty weird....I will also e-mail....today.

Bodhi, and HOW!

Beth, sorry about the turtles, and no, we couldn't go inside. It is weird, part of it is desolate and falling down, and other parts are offices, a music school and a library....weird weird weird.