Welcome to Week 268 (3/3/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday, showing off Barcelona’s Arc de Triomf. Classes started this week, so it’s a week of welcoming freshmen to their first day and week of classes, and all things English! Happy to say that I am back to working mornings, and my body clock feels so grateful 🙂
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Designed by architect Josep Vilaseca, Barcelona’s Arc de Triomf was built for the 1888 Universal Exposition. It served as the gateway to the exposition, which took place in the Parc de la Ciutadella. With its imposing classical shape and decorative detail, today is is considered one of the city’s iconic landmarks. I strolled through on my last day in the city. Although you can see in the photos that people were wearing jackets, it was quite warm. The blue sky, palm trees, and the vibe from all of the pedestrians made for a very festive feel. There was definitely a giddy hint of spring in the air.
From a bit of a different angle. I don’t know about you, but I get a fun feeling from this photo.
In these next two shots you can see some of the intricate details.
I love the carved figurines at the top left.
One last shot from across the street. I love those angels and the turrets. Every little detail was so well thought out!
Visiting the Arc de Triomf wasn’t really in my plans that day, but I kept seeing these arrows showing the way. I finally gave in and followed them and I was not disappointed!
You can take your chances and happen upon the Arc, like I did, or you can hop on the metro line 1 and exit at Arc de Triomf Station.
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