Made from stuff I collected while on holiday with my family a few years back, and mounted onto a Thomas Lawrence poster (found in the bin at work), below.
I’m now onto section four (of nine) of my Barcelona patchwork.
Some of these squares are quite thick, and my fingers have taken a bit of a battering.
Square A was taken from a leaflet I picked up at CaixaForum, which describes itself as a ‘social and cultural centre’. It was free entry, although there is a small fee for some exhibitions, and reminded me of my beloved Festival Hall. A massive space with lovely comfy seating and reliable toilets. In 1911 it was a textile factory, and has been impeccably restored. Well worth a visit. We saw two fantastic exhibitions, ‘Small Treasures of the Prado’ and ‘Sorolla – The Colours of The Sea’.
Square E was taken from a leaflet we were handed as we waited in the queue to get into La Sagrada Familia. This was the longest queue I have ever seen in my life. The leaflet pretty much told us what fools we were for not having booked online. It suggested we leave the line, go to a nearby cafe with free wifi (all marked on the leaflet) and do so. We didn’t do that, though. It was worth the wait.