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Other photos from our spring 2007 trip, out and about in Barcelona.

Gregpatty

Gregpatty

Greg and Patty on the beach of Barcelonetta.


Maritime_museum01

Maritime_museum01

The Barcelona Maritime Museum was an unexpected joy. It was filled with ship models such as this one.

In order to sell their designs to monarchs of the day, shipbuilders would create models like this one to show them exactly what they'd be getting for their investment.


Maritime_museum02

Maritime_museum02

This is a full size recreation of a many-oared galley. A video presented up on deck was particularly disturbing in its description of life for a galley slave. They said you could smell one of these babies coming long before you'd see it.


Maritime_museum03

Maritime_museum03


Maritime_museum04

Maritime_museum04

A model of the early city and port of Barcelona.


Maritime_museum05

Maritime_museum05

An early wooden submarine.


Olgafernandopatty

Olgafernandopatty

Patty with her friends Olga and Fernando in front of a wild sculpture on the beach.


Palau_musica

Palau_musica


Statue1

Statue1

I always take pictures of sculpture that catches my eye. I guess my eye is most often drawn to the beauty of the female form.


Statue2

Statue2


Statue3

Statue3


Statue4

Statue4


Statue5

Statue5

The facade of the building across from our hotel window.


Street1

Street1

Finally, some buildings NOT designed by Gaudí. The city was full of beautiful architecture.


Street2

Street2


Street3

Street3