Catalonia Eixample 1864
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... grand tour. One of a half-dozen of Gaudi's Unesco sites, it was christened a basilica by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. The design has been hugely controversial. Nearly a century and a half after construction began in 1882, the building is only a quarter finished. It has been variously labeled Art Noveau, Neo-Gothic, curvilinear and a passel of other less kind epithets. On the one hand it has the grand and soaring architectural structure ...
... us to the Picasso museum. We walked around the streets of Barcelona to get there. In the museum we saw some of Picasso's earlier work such as First Communion and Science and Charity (more naturalistic in style) and his later work Las Meninas (more his usual cubist style). Then we took a taxi to La Sagrada Familia, the basilica designed by Gaudi and has been in construction since 1882 (it is due for completion ...
... muscle into a space, yell loudly at the rude bar tenders your order, which is dismissively taken and eventually you are passed plates of tapas and cava through multiple hands over people's heads as cava is splashed all over everyone. Somehow they keep track of who ordered what and at the end they give you a bill. The best thing that happened for us was that we met a french man and his Hong Kong wife who used to live in Barcelona and now run a food sourcing business in Hong Kong. He ...
... could never do anything like this because of the spouse, or family, or money or whatever. But all those things are really just constructs chosen, paths taken that are so worn they have possibly become ruts.
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... history of the park. There are nice views from the top floor. The steps up from the entrance, guarded by a mosaic dragon/lizard lead to the Sala Hipóstila (aka the Doric Temple). This is a forest of 88 stone columns, some of which lean like mighty trees bent by the weight of time, originally intended as a market. To the left curves a gallery whose twisted stonework columns and roof give the effect of a cloister beneath tree roots – a motif repeated in several places in the ...