Saturday, October 17, 2009

Today was spent exploring Gaudi's architectural projects around the city.

We walked an hour to his cathedral Sagrada Familia but did not want to brave the 4 hour line to get inside. It is a weird and wondrous  place, full of organic curving lines and strange stone carvings. My favorite were the towers topped with fruit, visible from all over the city. He started construction in the 1800's and it continues to this day, under the management of the son of one of his assistants.

Next we explored his city park, undertaken as a commercial venture that failed and was never completed. The city now owns it and it is a popular destination for locals and tourists who come on Sunday to listen to the free music and explore the many acres of winding paths.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't even know you were gone! That was quick. Did you get to see Casa Mila? My favorite apartments!