The desire to see in person the Masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi, a Spanish Catalan architect, was one of the reasons to visit Barcelona, Spain this year. I admire Gaudi’s work since my childhood and call him the Architect of the Wonderland. During the EuroTrip 2014 I visited the Park Güell, Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló (my all time favorite building), Casa Milà, and Palau Güell.
Gaudí’s work was influenced by his passions in life: architecture, nature, and religion. The Master considered every detail of his creations and integrated into his architecture such crafts as ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. His Roman Catholic faith intensified during his life and religious images appear in many of his works. This earned him the nickname “God’s Architect” and led to calls for his beatification.
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I’d read the park was to be the entrance to a subdivision that would have been entirely designed bu Gaudi – never came to fruition but I often daydream of what such a subdivision would have been like. :-D
Great shots memo and love the happy memories you bring to me with this post on Barca!
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Oh I love them all. I too love Barcelona and enjoyed my 3 months there so much. This brought back such wonderful memories. Waiting patiently to see if you have captured El Raval :)
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Hi Alex, I love the works of Gaudi and you captured them so beautifully. Casa Battlo is also my favorite work of his, not only for the beautiful, organic and trailblazing design, but also for the beautiful energy I felt when I was there (although I also felt something similar in his Casa Mila.) Did you feel it? :)
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This architecture will never cease to steal my imagination.
Very nicely framed views of these wonderful buildings, etc. Some of them look like strange iced cakes! This is certainly somewhere I want to get to, myself.
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Hi Alex, sorry I’ve been off the grid for a while now. Not sure where to from here with me. I’ve definitely missed your blog so I came back to see what I missed in my absence. Once again, you’re still knocking photos out of the park like a rock star, my friend. I became incredibly infatuated with the Sagrada Familia several years from a Nat Geo magazine article with both it’s amazing history and stunning beauty. Hope we can catch up soon :)
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Thanks for sharing! Such wonderful architecture, I love the slopes and curves he incorporates into his style. When I visit Spain, I’ll be sure to check out his buildings.
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That’s some mind-blowing, fairy-tale like stuff.
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Barcelona is definitely Gaudi’s city. Such beautiful architecture. Wonderful photos.
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