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La Pedrera before the Rain

-Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 89

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 images with an up or down perspective.


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Gaudi’s La Pedrera

Today, I had planned to bring you some night views of Barcelona from the roof of La Pedrera.  I had booked myself on a night tour before I left home this morning and although I knew the weather had been decidedly damp yesterday, my forecast said only a 3% chance of rain for the afternoon and evening.  I turned up just before the allotted time, as per the ticket instructions, and had the luxury of waiting in the entrance area for a while, admiring the flower-decorated walls and ceiling and gazing at the midnight blue sky.

To cut a long story short, the tour was fascinating (and I really will tell you more about it another time) but by the time we got to the roof it was raining.  It got steadily heavier and heavier until it was a torrent and we were all promptly escorted off the roof and bundled into the lift, before we drowned.

As a result, 1) I will show you the early evening, dry, looking up shots, not the planned looking down ones, and 2) I am late posting because I had to seek shelter in a bar until the floods subsided!

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The Challenge

Click here to enter the challenge

I’m back – Welcome to week 89 and a huge thank you to all who participated over the last 2 weeks. I am delighted to welcome Mary who posted a wonderful shot of the British Museum roof. Thanks also to Shiju Sugunan for the adorable butterflies.

All are welcome to join this challenge; do please share your up or down perspective with us.  Simply create your own post as normal, create a link to this challenge and click above to enter your link and 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.

Finally, 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 linky list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT (or a bit before) and will normally be open for one week. 

Also linked to Skywatch Friday.
aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 21 May 2015

23 replies »

  1. He is so off the chart – every time I see something of his work, I start laughing! Do you know if he did all the painting himself too?


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