Espanta Bruixes

The chimneys on La Pedrera are without doubt the celebrities of Catalan chimneys, instantly recognizable with their facial expressions and ramrod posture. The less charitable critics would likely call them phallic orange cucumbers. Hard to forget that image once it takes root, I must say.

La Pedrera

Also known as Casa Milà, Antoni Gaudí’s La Pedrera is a perennial evergreen among tourists in Barcelona. It was designed to be a block of apartments, and is noted for architectural patterns adapted from natural elements. Interestingly, the stretch of Passeig de Gràcia that La Pedrera sits on also boasts interesting lamp posts that form …