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Look Down in Barcelona

-Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 14

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photos taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.
This week, I’m looking down on Barcelona for my own entry.


I have featured many images of Barcelona in previous posts, and usually I’m looking up at the marvellous architecture and beautiful skies.  For a change, this time I’m looking down.

All of these views are from the Casa Milà, a stunning Gaudí building on Passeig de Gràcia.  It is known more commonly as ‘La Pedrera’ because its exterior of mosaic-like stonework calls to mind a quarry.


It was commissioned by the industrialist Pere Milà i Camps and his wife, hence the official name of Casa Milà, and was built between 1906 and 1912. Their plan was for a family home on the boundary of Barcelona and Gràcia, and they also wanted apartments they could rent out. As a result, La Pedrera was built as two apartment blocks with independent entrances linked by two large inner courtyards and a beautiful curvy façade that unites the two.  From the roof you can see down into the courtyards, and also admire the views of the surrounding area, including the Sagrada Familia.

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The Challenge

Click here to enter the challenge

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photos taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.  Just publish your post as normal and then link it to this challenge.

It is week 13 already – doesn’t time fly!  Thanks go to everyone who entered last week: one of our best weeks yet, with some gorgeous blue skies, sexy lanterns, abstract leaves and a grand staircase.  You can see all of the entries from previous weeks on my Pinterest board if you are seeking inspiration, or are  just plain nosy.

So please show us what you have; share your up or down perspective with us.  Simply create your own post as normal, then click here to enter your link and to view other entries.  If you have any difficulties with the linky, please just leave your link in a comment below and I will upload your thumbnail.

Please don’t forget to go and visit the other challengers and pass on your views and encouragement.

To find out more about how to enter, click here.  The list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT and will be open for a week.

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10 replies »

  1. Lovely! I may have to pick your brains on Barcelona one of these days… I’m thinking of moving there next year.

    No entry for this week… I’ve got one barely passable shot of the sky… won’t make a good enough stand-alone, I’m afraid. Am aiming to razz something up for next week!


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