Antoni Gaudi is my home boy. In all of our travels, in all the buildings we've seen, nothing speaks to me like his buildings. I'm not alone of course, and I realize that it is almost pedestrian to proclaim a love for his work, but man is it fascinating.
In a lot of ways, Gaudi has become THE symbol of Barcelona. His buildings and structures are the main feature of almost all of Barcelona's tourist souvenirs - and well deserved in my opinion.
What I value so much about his work is sheer originality. His work has a unique flair and nature-inspired look that is all his own. Even a century after most of his work was designed, it seems timeless, as if it still looks like some vision of a more beautiful future. It leaves me quite simply, inspired. Here are some photos from what we called "Gaudi Day" - the day we dedicated to exploring his creations in Barcelona. Hint: it requires more than a day.
His crowning acheivement (though left unfinished) is the La Sagrada Familia, a church... This photo provides further proof thati it is impossible to take a picture in a city wihtout including at leasr one construction crane.
This is the ineteriour, not finished by a long shot. Construction was started in 1882 and we heard a possible date for completion is 2025.
Park Guell is like walking around in a hallucination. It was supposed to be a neighborhood is 60 houses designed by Gaudi, but only two were completed - his time was focused on the Sagrada Familia (above).
He also desinged a number of residences around the city. This is Casa Batllo...