Monday, November 11, 2013

Barcelona and Gaudi

We met up with Bella's parents the second day in Barcelona and headed straight to La Sagrada Familia. That place is incredible! It seems so huge, but when you see the plans for it you can see that it is only a fraction of the way finished!!! 

The inside of the basilica is absolutely amazing! I have never seen anything to compare it to. The shapes are completely different and interesting in a completely new way. The stain glass windows shower the hall in different color light. Looking up all the pillars form what looks like a canopy in a forest, and the natural looking curves of the sides of the pillars remind you of the trunks of trees. 

Much of the outside of the cathedral looks like a drip sand castle, but the drips form the most intricate statues to recreate the scene of Christ's birth. Really cool and really beautiful. 

The next day we went to Park Guëll which was also very cool. In the same way that the southern Spanish cover their buildings with tiles, Gaudi used tiles throughout the park, but instead of using whole tiles he broke square tiles so that he could reform them to cover a curved surface instead of a flat one. Super duper cool! Great colors and interesting shapes.

We had dinner at the best tapas place I have ever been in my life! So deliciously scrumptious!! 

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