Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Blogtoberfest day 11 - Antoni Gaudi

Barcelona is a city full of great architecture. But probably it's most well known for the buildings by Antoni Gaudi.  They're all very unique quite fascinating.  Unfortunately, we were in Barcelona for such a short time that we didn't get to go inside any of them because of time constraints so I only have photos of the outsides.
Sagrada Familia (or technically Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família)...probably the most iconic of all his works.  Gaudi took over the building of it in 1883 and it still is unfinished.  It is Huge and very striking.

La Padrera Apartments.  We didn't even stop at this one but it's still photo worthy.

Park Guell.  Originally, Gaudi was commissioned to build a community of homes and was given a bunch of land for them but there was no interest from home buyers at the time so they turned it into a park.

 Casa Batllo....this is by far my favorite of all his buildings.  I'm a big fan of curvy. as opposed to boxy and this building has curvy everywhere.  I love the tiles and the windows and pretty much everything about it

So that was our short stay in Barcelona. Hope you enjoyed the tour.

1 comment:

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Gaudi's work is really amazing, and definitely my favorite part of visiting Barcelona. Nice pictures!