barcelona flaneuse

I've been to Barcelona three times and I'm ready to return!


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IMG_3147 Above, one of the thirteen geese living in the cloister at the Barcelona Cathedral, a Gothic wonder with a pond, fountain, and the essential votive candles.


  St. Jordi’s fountain depicts the knight overcoming the dragon, a common theme in art and artifacts around the city of Barcelona.

IMG_2977     The votive candles were a prominent feature during Easter week.


And the fountain is not only impressive, the desperate tourist can drink the water.  I often wonder about the innocent European tourists who come to the U.S. and assume they can drink the water from our decorative fountains!


     This emblem, in the floor of the cloister, commemorates the contribution of the shoemakers’ guild, I am assuming.


The Cathedral itself is grand, of course, but the cloister seems more memorable.  I’m always more compelled by living things among the beautiful things that such grand architecture provides.


Author: Ann Turkle

I travel, I teach, I walk, I write, I draw. I spent big chunks of my life acquiring degrees, but I've learned as much from my students as I learned from my professors. I am always ambitious to learn more.

One thought on “THE CLOISTER (WITH GEESE!)

  1. Love seeing these! We had too short of a time there this year! DID make it to Frederick Mares and El Bitxo though! See you soon! Saw Erin Johnson this past week. She’s married to a man who just got a linguistics professorship at Bowdoin, where she has gotten a 3 year appointment yo develop a digital art program. They will be living in Portland , Maine, and she wants to see you!

    Sent from my iPhone


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