25 June 2013


Have y'all seen the Google Doodle today? It's a S/O to my man, Gaudi.  If you don't know, Gaudi is a famous Catalan architect (Catalonia is a region in Spain, most notably where Barcelona is).  So if you ever go to Barcelona, you learn all about him. If you ever study abroad in Barcelona for 3 months, you learn all about him and see all his sights. And if you study abroad for 3 months in Barcelona and take a class on Barcelona architecture, you literally can't go five minutes without hearing about Gaudi. 

He does have some pretty cool stuff, though.  Sagrada Familia is the most famous - the gigantic church/UNESCO World Heritage site that was started in the 1920's and has an estimated completion date of 2026 (you can see some scaffolding in the above pic). There's also the trippy Park Guell, with beautiful views of the city, and his two more famous apartment buildings, where people used to live with his twisted sculptures and wavy lines, Casa Mila and Casa Batllo.  

So on what would have been his 161th birthday - if he hadn't gotten run over by a tram (no joke!!) - feliz cumpleanos Gaudi!

fotografias by this chica.

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