Sagrada Familia: 1866 - 1882 -2026
Sagrada Familia, the never finishing and most famous symbol of Catalan Culture at first shocked me. I thought it was so bad, that it was good. We were lucky to be staying within walking distance of Sagrada Famila and I watched it being constructed, reinterpreted, for 4 days and nights of my trip to Barcelona. As I learned more about Gaudi's work and person, I grew to appreciate his vision. I had never seen anything like his work before, nothing! It gave me a whole new perspective, and shattered my ideas about what architecture should be like.
It opened my mind.
Read more about Sagrada Familia and Gaudi here: http://www.sagradafamilia.org/en/antoni-gaudi
La Pedrera: The Stone Quarry : 1906 to 1912
Sea Weed Iron Railings
Bringing the outside in! The inside courtyard.
One of the entrances.
Views from top.
Armour wearing chimneys!
Views from the terrace with Sagrada Familia in the background.
Home tour within La Pedrera!
I would love one of these, thank you!
Haberdashery, Sewing and Laundry Room
Delicate Curtain Detail
More about La Pedrera here: https://www.lapedrera.com/en/what-is-casa-mila
Park Guell : 1900
I was so tired and this park was perfect for respite along with spectacular views of the city. I enjoyed the park more and clicked less. Bought different kinds of olives and apricots and peaches on the way to the park from a non english speaking shopkeeper who was patient and full of smiles for us!
Find out more about the park here: http://www.parkguell.cat/en/park-gueell/origin-and-creation
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