Casa Calvet - Barcelona - Spain

Casa Calvet Street Facade In Barcelona

In Carrer Casp in Barcelona, Gaudi built a house of flats between party walls for the textile manufacturer Pere Màrtir Calvet. The building has facade facing the street made entirely of sandstone from Montjuïc, with balconies of flagstones sculpted with numerous items of relief work and a complex gallery on the first floor with relief work that represents mushrooms, since the owner was a mycologist and, at the top the horn of Amalthea overflowing with fruit. Continue reading “Casa Calvet – Barcelona – Spain

Attractions in Sirdal - Norway

Iron Age burial mounds sirdal Norway
Iron Age burial mounds

At Skeie, you will find the largest burial ground in Sirdal. Today, Skeie appears to be somewhat remote, but during the Iron Age it was a centrally situated area. The inhabitants were prosperous, and that is reflected in their burial customs.
The area contains more than 20 burial mounds, which were excavated by archaeologists in 1992. The burial mounds, which are made of stones from local fields, are built over cremation graves containing charcoal, ashes, burnt bones and other remains, jewellery, tools and earthen vessels. Skeie is easy to get to by car – it lies between Lunde and Lindeland on road rv. 468. Continue reading “Attractions in Sirdal – Norway