Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Maritime Museum, Barcelona and Darwin!

One day last weekend, we all went into BCN, and we went to the (slowly) reopening Maritime Museum.  There was this boat still on display....

And these enormous scales:

I've never seen a skull that seemed cute before, but this guy managed it!  No?

Some of the medieval wall of Barcelona visible out the windows

Medieval stone work, beautiful isn't it.

The roof was just put on new.

Welcome to Europe, this is a Roman tomb I think, though it frankly looks more like the foundations for a house.  Skipping through the centuries we are here.

The Darwin exhibit was OK, one of the cool bits was looking at all the different skeletons of arms, human on the left, gorilla I think in the right, bird just visible further over

Then there's whale....still basically the same though.

After the exhibit we walked around BCN a bit, below is the Tapies museum, the building was designed by Domènec i Muntaner, whose house we visited in Canet a couple of posts ago!

And a cross section of houses in BCN, part of the beauty of the place is the effort that's been put into so many of the buildings.

Lovely, no?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice :). I think the cute skull would serve very nicely as a base for a Tim Burton animated movie, don't you think?