Friday, December 9, 2016

Art - Barcelona Pavillon - Mies van der Rohe

The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. 

This place is a place of great joy. 

LOVE the green marble. 

Under the heading of less is more. 

Read The Glass House, embedded in literature is another house with the marble wall, also designed by Mies van der Rohe. 

To go back to again and again. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Art - Miro - Barcelona.

 Walk in, get ready for colour. 

 Early girl. 
 Drawing as I go. 

 Sophisticated and simple...

 And childlike at the same time. 

 And the smile of a tear, willing, butter yellow, opposite, morning and night. 

 Particular. Mine. 

Joan Miro. Barcelona. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Travel - Barcelona street walk

 Up and down the winding streets of the Golthic Quarter is fascinating. 

 Sculptures in Plaças. 

 Christmas markets. 

 La Boqueria and all that food entails. 

 Best fruit stand ever!! 

 Iberian ham. 

 Great places to sit for seafood. 

  Great seafood. 

 Best egg stand ever!!

 Can't stop walking. 


Monday, December 5, 2016

Travel - Barcelona Hotel Neri.

Down an ancient narrow street in the heart of the Gothic Quarter stands the Hotel Neri, a 12th century medieval palace - a magical place to land. 

 Massive front door. Understated rooms beautifully appointed. Scent of starlight permeates the lobby, a scent I have known before time, a scent I have searched for the last 5 years. 

 Terrace for sun. 

 Bathroom built into rock. 

 Steel door to the street. 

 Front street wraps around the corner 

to the Plaça Sant Felipe Neri Square. This is heaven. This is magic. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Travel - Barcelona.

 Goodbye to the white cliffs of Dover...

 Hello France. ...

 Over the Pyrenees to Spain...

 Landed at the 
Plaça de Sant Felipe Neri at Hotel Neri. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Travel. Rome street walk

With absolutely no destination it begins with the Fiume Tevere. 

Love the way the streets are paved. 

Stumbled onto the Napoleon Museum. Free. 

Bronze of Pauline Borghese. 

Via Dei Coronari. Magical shopping, antiques, restaurants, mask store.