Now that we are home and over the jet lag (that took a full week) and back into the routine of life here in Encinitas...some wonderful Barcelona visions and ideas are dancing through my head ! Mainly Gaudi and mosaic ideas...breaking tiles & plates and piecing them all back together seems so therapeutic doesn't it ?
|On the path to his house|
|Mosaic tile wall in Park Guell|
Close up of a few of the mosaic squares that make up this beautiful wall in the Park Guell, originally constructed as a planned community in the beginning of the 20th century. This is where Gaudi's house is.
The planned community didn't take off, and it was converted into a public park in 1923 and a World Heritage site in 1969. Worth visiting !
Me loving & being inspired by the tiles
|A ceiling medallion in a park pavilion|
|Upper wall around one of the parks plaza's|
|Inside of the plaza wall is seating all the way around the plaza|
After a little practice, I think I'll be ready to redo the front of my house in mosaic !
In thinking about this post on Gaudi, I checked Etsy to see if I could find any mosaic delights to share...and I did, I did ! There are many fine craftsmen who have been inspired too, so I put together an
|Handmade embossed ceramic tiles|
I hope you enjoyed this little visit to a piece, albeit Gaudi is a very large piece of Barcelona. It's a wonderfully exciting and beautiful city and I would highly recommend a visit there...or at the very least...break a few plates and create a little Barcelona and Gaudi influence in your own little piece of the world map.
And if you do...please share your creations and comments here...we'd love to hear from you...ENJOY!