One cannot visit Barcelona without having a love affair with Antoni Gaudi. An architect who was part of the Catalan Modernista movement and whose vivid geometric design style demands attention within Barcelona. He loved to play with ceramic tile, reptilian like metal and concrete. And play is what I took to on my expedition to admire his impressive work. I spent 2 days feeding my soul through his creative offerings.
We met for our first date at his impressive to date continuous construction of Sagrada Familia. Photos here will show the old part blended into the new construction. Many tourists wanted his attention and I would not have much of that.
So we sneakily walked away to take in the wonders of 2 of his apartment like buildings Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. Jaw dropping architecture !!!!
I wanted more time with him so a hop skip and a jump over to Park Guell is how we spent our afternoon rendezvous. Meandering columns, ceramic tile, funky sculptures and quirky surprises all poised to impress.
To exude such creativity as Gaudi did, is yet to be challenged by his many followers to date. Until then, Barcelona will take care of his imaginative artwork and will always feel proud to showcase the results of his ingenious mind! My love affair with Antoni Gaudi was so worth it !