Barcelona Part 1 - Gaudi

I spend three days in Barcelona, Spain this week. It is such a beautiful city - weather was perfect and the whole city is like art.

I was very lucky to have gotten a wonderful tour of Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família.

Of course, it is far from being finished. I was told that they are trying to at least be done with the construction of the exterior in 2026, the 100th anniversary of the death of its architect, Antoni Gaudi.

This is the model of the hyperboloid that is used as holes to have the sunlight come into the temple.

Here's the model of the structure of the sunlight hole. It is a composite of bricks and concrete, making it light, yet strong.

Our tour visited Parc Güell, also a work of Mr. Gaudi. The tour guide told us that it was supposed to be a planned residential development, but the plan came to a halt when the developer faced a financial difficulties. It must have been such a disappointment, for it would have been very interesting.

This is the view of Barcelona from the park. It is such a lovely city!

Finally, we visited Casa Batlló. It was so interesting to visit this building. Every floor and every room was so unique!

This is the view of the window of the 2nd floor looking outside to the Passeig de Gràcia.

In Barcelona, there are many Gaudi works thorough out the city.

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