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London, England, United Kingdom
July 7, 2012
From journal My Barcelona
March 10, 2008
From journal A Bit of Gaudi
Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
June 26, 2002
So to Gaudí. Obviously I did not see everything of his and I am concentrating on what I have seen - in chronological order of building.
First, in the Plaça Reial near to La Rambla are lamp standards representing his first commissioned work, which are worth a look though it can be a bit of a dodgy place. [photo]
Casa Milà - Passeig de Gracia - Example: This is one of Gaudí's more familiar lay buildings and has the most amazing wave-like shapes and convoluted chimneypots - unfortunately my photo of it floodlit was a disaster.
Parc Guell - metro and bus: [photos] This is absolutely amazing. Ridiculous pieces of coloured stone or glass are incorporated into the most glorious structures; pavillions with slanting pillars abound. In the setting sun of the evening this is definitely a fun place to be. The mix of bright colours and strange structures beggars belief.
Templo de Sagrada Familia. - metro or walk. In later life Gaudí gave up all other work to concentrate on building this, and it was unfinished when he was run down and killed by a trolleybus in 1926. Its size is a necessary part of seeing it - to me no photography does it anywhere near justice. It is simply of enormous height. Unfortunately walking up long flights of steps is something I can no longer do, and I was restricted to the viewing gallery near the lift exit. From here it still sems like an infinite distance up to the top.
There is a general impression of roughness about it at first sight which does not fit well with the massive concentration on details which is seen on closer inspection.
From journal Barcelona - a kind of capital
Green Bay, Wisconsin
September 28, 2000
From journal Barcelona: City of Color