Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Everything Gaudi

Having a great time exploring Barcelona. Gaudi was a freaking genius, and his touch is all over this city. The Pedrera is just amazing: his use of forms from nature to make these architectural wonders is fascinating to me. A real blend of science and art. Apparently, he was ultra-religious, and the Catholic church is thinking of making him a saint. I wonder if he was perhaps also a little manic. He started so many projects, many of them brilliant, but left many of them unfinished, as he always seemed to be short of cash, or simply moving on to the next thing.

We went up in the towers of Sagrada Familia: very windy, but the view of the city and the Mediterranean sea is breathtaking. They hope to have the church finished by 2030 (only about 150 years since it was started). Maybe Dean and I can get married there, if we are still around then. hehehehe. Later we went to Parc Guell, but it was overrun by students, probably highschoolers, from France and Germany, and so was not as pleasant as it could have been. Time for an ice cold Cosmo in the Hotel Axel bar. ahhhh . . .

Oh yes . . . our luggage finally got here. I was almost a little disappointed. I was looking forward to Iberia buying us a new wardrobe for the rest of the trip.

3 comments:

Anonymous the Younger said...

Oh I feel extremely jealous. Gaudi is the reason I am in school for architecture and I have never seen his work in person. Thanks for the update and have fun!

Collin said...

Sigh. :)

Radish King said...

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