|Park Guell in Barcelona (thanks to Gaudi)|
My favourite part of Barcelona, hands down, is all the Gaudi architecture. Even the story of Antoni Gaudi tickles my fancy, as he seems such a fascinating man and even his sad death, hit by a tram and then not looked after too well because he looked like a pauper rather than an amazing architect, seems to fit his character well. If he seems larger than life, then his buildings are way, way, way more massive than life. Full of colour and fun and interesting symbolism and a total disregard for the "rules", every Gaudi building I came across in Barcelona impressed me no end. If I had any of the skills required to be an architect, I would want to be exactly like Gaudi.
|La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona|