|(Front facade of Casa Batllo)|
Barcelona, Spain. A city full of geometries and color coming to life from the work of architect, Antoni Gaudi. A Catalan architect who took the organic forms he studied while spending time in nature and fused them into his designs. Gaudi often found solutions to the problems he was having with his buildings during his long hikes through the mountains and country side. From seaweed to flowers and animals, Gaudi used these elements of nature as decoration or as a structural design in his buildings. Walking through the rooms at Casa Mila, looking up at the blossoming ceiling of Sagrada Familia or overlooking Barcelona and the Mediterranean ocean from Park Guell, Gaudi’s spirit is alive in every detail.If only I had Gaudi by my side while exploring foreign cities or hiking new terrain in South Korea or St Lucia.
Nothing I write will do Gaudi’s work justice, so below are my photos from my trip to Barcelona in fall 2013. While studying abroad in Paris our class took a week long trip to Barcelona to soak in the Catalan culture and Gaudi’s master pieces. With the cold winter days in Chicago, I enjoyed reminiscing about my time in warm sunny Barcelona and I hope my next Gaudi filled adventure is in 2026 when his Sagrada Familia is completed.
Check out more on the completion and opening of Sagrada Familia and Gaudi's life here.
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|(Left: air shaft on the top of Casa Mila; Right: Entrance at the bottom steps of Park Guell)|
|(Balcony at Casa Mila)|
|(Bedroom inside Casa Mila)|
|(Left: Mosaic lizard at the bottom of the steps at Park Guell; Right: Courtyard of Casa Mila with chimneys and airshafts above)|
|(Left: Blossoming ceiling of Sagrada Familia; Right: Nativity facade of Sagrada Familia)|
|(Left: Stained glass windows in Sagrada Familia; Right: Looking up at the ceiling of Sagrada Familia)|
|(Left: Cranes over the towers of Sagrada Familia; Right: Detail of Sagrada Familia facade)|
|(Ceramic collage on a bench in Park Guell)|