Oh my! I haven't posted here for such a long time but I do have the best of excuses. Last month DD and I went travelling. London-Paris-Barcelona. Much as I love there first two cities Barcelona was the highlight for both of us. Time did a strange thing where it sped by far too quickly and we both wished we had booked a few extra days to keep exploring and just soaking it all in.
One of the marvellous things we did was a dusk tour of La Pedrera, a property designed by Antonio Gaudi. more about him here I admit to not knowing much about him before. I thought he was just an eccentric who liked to design lumpy buildings. The truth is, his designs are ingenious, eco friendly, people friendly and amazing from the inside as well.
The doors are amazing. The whole building was inspired by the sea
Reflections of the street
The inside has an atrium and rain falls in to water the plants. This is some of the original paint on the walls that has not washed off.
Ventilation chambers near the roof to keep the building cool
The rooftop itself is a fantasy land of turrets and vents.
Passieg de Gracia at sunset.
Forever with itchy feet,