One thing I took notice of on my trip to Barcelona was the art sprinkled around the city.
It ranges from famous artists like the Barcelona Face by Roy Lichtenstein (above) to the relative unknown (at least to me), like the one below.
Two of my favorites are Onades (Waves) by Andreu Alfaro...
and La Gamba (the prawn) by Javier Mariscal.
Why, you might ask? Well, I love the flowing form of the waves. There is something very peaceful and meditative about it. And how could you not love the giant prawn?! It appeals to my sense of humor.
I called this one the funny face because it looks like a flat face on skinny legs. But it is actually called David and Goliath. Antoni Llena is the artist. What do you think it looks like?
This upside down staircase was right outside of my hotel in Catalunya Plaza. It reminds me of the crazy stairs in Harry Potter.
This sculpture that looks like a dinosaur or dragon is actually a playground with slides and bridges. Every angle turned up something new.
I'll end with one of Barcelona's more famous sculptures, Woman and Bird by Joan Miro. It was originally titled "Lady-Mushroom with a Moon Hat". Which title suits it better? Either way, it is another great free work of art on display in Barcelona. I just barely touched on the subject in this post. There are so many more to discover in this fabulous city.