I’m not a big buff of famous architects, painters, composers or anything like that, but I did know who Antoni Gaudi was. I had discovered my love for him while watching a travel show (go figure) years ago on Barcelona that highlighted all his work. Since then I have always had a thing for him (his work). Ever since then too when I thought of Barcelona I thought of him. I think Gaudi & Barcelona go hand and hand. I think he is what brings a unique tone to the city. I knew I was going to be spending two weeks in Barcelona and that I would have plenty of time to see all his sights. What I did not know what that I would end up feeling at home in Barcelona and falling in love with the city. What made me love it even more aside from the amazing friends who took care of me the two weeks was all of Gaudi’s masterpieces. I want to share some photos I took of his 4 biggest projects and share my thoughts about them at the end.
————La Casa Batlló————
(Casa Milà, 1906-1910)
————La Sagrada Familia————
What do you think? I am no architect, but damn this is some amazing stuff. Scroll back up and scroll down slowly look at all the detail? That is what leaves me in AWE… The detail in everything he did is crazy. I would sit there and just look at a part of the entire masterpiece and be left speechless. I spent a few hours at each location just staring away and taking photos of everything. When I look at Casa Batlllo for some reason I see death. I see bones and skeletons that make up an amazing house with so much color. I know that it is not what they are, but we all see things differently. Art is meant to be seen in many ways depending on who it is that is seeing it. I have a future IN PHOTOS post on Park Guell. I spent about 5 hours there and couldn’t get enough of it. It is truly one of the most amazing parks I have ever been too. When I look at La Pedrera I think of stones. It looks like a huge house made of one big stone cut and curved and shaped into a weird corner. Then we have the all mighty LA SAGRADA FAMILIA… I am sure everyone has heard of this. It is one of those sights you are scared to visit because you are not sure if it is going to live up to the hype… well I will asure you that it does unlike Mona Lisa. I spent a long time here too and couldn’t get enough of it. I was left in AWE yet again because of all the detail.
All in all Gaudi’s masterpieces left me thinking one thing. What was Antoni Gaudi thinking? What was he on? How did he manage to create all these amazing things? Even after reading about him on the internet I don’t get it. Now I will ask you have you seen any of his works in person where you too left in AWE? When you see something that leaves you speechless do you ever wonder what the architect, painter, etc… was thinking or how they managed to make it? What are some of your favorite buildings in the world that leave you in AWE?