Several hours have passed and my friends and I are back in the area of Parc Guell, still too early for our 5.30 – 6pm entry time. Even my ‘souvenir shopping’ friends have exhausted the junky gift shops now and we are little peckish, so tempted by a shady garden we settle for a quick snack and some sangria.
At last it’s our turn!
to get closer to these intriguing buildings.
There are columns created to mimic nature
Where a stone woman
and a bunch of crazy women from England lurk
there are stunning views of the city
wonderful mosaics on the towers
A whole forest of columns
that I really fall in love with. The Sala Hipostila was originally intended to be a market hall.
There was even a very beautiful young bride and her groom, imagine getting married there, although escaping the crowds would be difficult.
and I have some more photos to show you from Parc Guell, so I’ll be back.
Butt’s Ferry down on Exeter Quay is operated by man power, it’s a floating boat that is pulled 150 feet by a cable across the river Exe. The current boat is 27 feet long and has been in use since 2005, but there has been a crossing there since the 17th century.
There is a sign on the riverbank that reads.
Tis yer you catch the ferry
A funny boat it be . . .
But it gets you cross the river
For only 30p
Jude at Travel Words has nominated me for the ‘Five Photos, Five Stories’ challenge, and I would like to nominate Ruth, a photographer and art teacher from Pittsburgh who also writes poetry. This would be an easy challenge for you Ruth, if you feel like taking it up, no worries if you don’t have time.
The challenge is to just “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.