Today’s tour included Casa Batllo, designed as a private home by Gaudi. Since he based many of his designs on shapes found in nature, sea shells, the ripple of waves, honeycombs, etc., his work has tremendous flow and beauty. Add colorful mosaic tiles by the millions, and the effect is lovely.
After the Casa Batllo, we headed down the street to visit La Pedrera, also a Gaudi creation, meant originally as an apartment house. Here, there were more flowing lines, and the balcony railings showed off the most unique metal work.
My journal is so fat it won’t close anymore. 🙂 I love knowing I’ll be able to relive this trip whenever I page through my book–years ago, on an extended visit to Florence, I kept a similar journal, part scrapbook, part regular diary. To this day, it brings back clear, sharp memories–as vivid as if I were back in Italy.
We’re off on a new adventure tomorrow. Watch this space.