Saturday, 26 October 2013

The Cascada fountain in Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona

It is normal that grass is green but green water is something else. After standing a few minutes in front of this spectacular Neptune’s fountain you get used to it. The staircases on both sides of the victory tower make it possible to walk around the Cascada.

Mythical animals which protect the area are called griffins and some of you will remember them from the Harry Potter movies. The geese were not impressed and continue swimming around them.

On the top of the tower you see a golden horse and carriage, a victory symbol. The statues are amazing and display naked ladies, children, wild sea horses and golden phoenixes. This fountain was built for the Barcelona World Exhibition of 1888 and Antoni Gaudi contributed to its construction. In those days he was still unkonwn to the world.

Het is heel normaal dat het gras groen is maar voor water is dat wel uitzonderlijk. Na enkele minuten aan de Neptunus fontein te staan went het groene kleurtje wel. De trappen aan beide zijden van de overwinningstoren maken het mogelijk rond de Cascada te wandelen.

De mythische figuren die het gebied bewaken worden Griffoenen genoemd en namen ook deel in de beroemde Harry Potter films. Ganzen waren zeker niet onder de indruk en zwommen er rustig rond. 

Boven op de toren zie je een gouden paard en strijdkar, een overwinningssymbool. De beelden zijn ongelooflijk en tonen ons naakte vrouwen, kinderen, wild zeepaarden en gouden phoenixen. De Cascada fontein werd gebouwd in 1888 voor de Wereldtentoonstelling in Barcelona en Anotni Gaudi heeft er toe bijgedragen. In die tijd was hij nog totaal onbekend. 
 
Cascada Barcelona Green water

Cascada Barcelona Griffin

Cascada Barcelona Goose

Cascada Barcelona goose

Cascada Barcelona griffin

Cascada Barcelona victory tower

Cascada Barcelona golden horse and cariage

Cascada Barcelona naked lady

Cascada Barcelona victory tower

Cascada Barcelona Golden phoenix

Cascada Barcelona

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17 comments:

  1. beautiful statues! i love the greylag goose, too!

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  2. Beautiful places. The goose must like the green water very much.

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  3. Always enjoy your architectural shots, Filip. I wonder why the water is green?

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  4. Great shots! That water is really amazingly green, but looks lovely . Like you said, when you get used to it. also love those gold galloping horses. Beautiful

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  5. Been to Florence and see the Neptune fountain. But haven't stepped into Barcelona. I will take me about almost 2 days to reach there. So I am still debating whether I should do it.

    Stunning fountain and yes, the green water is really an attraction.

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  6. You have make beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  7. Beautiful !! Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings.

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  8. I remind this fountain. The water was green as well when i visited it.
    Unfortunately, i deleted your comment on my blog by mistake. Sorry for it.

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  9. FANTASTISCH MOOI...... bedankst voor het delen met ons.

    Ik wens jullie een fijne zondag.

    Groetjes, Joop

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  10. Lovely photos, what stunning architecture in this park.

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  11. Lovely photos, like the horses up on top there.

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  12. this is beautiful. I have been to Barcelona a few times and have never seen this! Now I have a reason to go back :)

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  13. Een indrukwekkende fontein en zeer mooie foto's!

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  14. Oh my goodness, what beauty is just floating about, ready to be seen! Great captures.

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  15. je liet ons even weer een leuke rondleiding maken Filip. Groetjes Dietmut.

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