Antoni Gaudi is one of the most famous Spanish architects and affiliated with the Art Nouveau movement. His designs are heavily influenced by nature and characterized by curvilinear forms. While many turn to puns and call Gaudi’s work ‘gaudy’, I think it is difficult not to appreciate his style after learning about his design process and what inspires him. (more…)
Archive for May, 2011
Happy Memorial Day! This my last weekend in the country with my family, and we watched “America’s favorite past time” and attended a few baseball games. Today we are at Churchill Downs watching 11 races, and I’m so excited! So, I thought I’d share some pictures from my last time at Churchill. Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend! (more…)
“Excuse me,” I said to the front desk guy at my hostel, “could you tell me how I can see the top of this building?” He had never even seen this market before. His buddy at the desk leaned over and mentioned that he had seen the colorful tiled roof of Mercat de Santa Caterina but from a friend’s apartment- he had no idea how I would be able to see it. I set out on a mission. I was obsessed with seeing this roof. I just had to! I wandered through a maze of streets, ended up in a sketchy part of town, but finally came upon the market. (more…)
La Boqueria is perhaps the most touristed market in Barcelona. Located on La Rambla, it is chock full of delicious sweets, fresh meats, smoothies, peppers, and all sorts of goodies. Why say in words what I can illustrate with photos? Enjoy! (more…)
Montserrat literally means “jagged mountain” in Catalan.
Just an hour outside of Barcelona, these dramatically sculpted rocky formations are sacred home to a monastery and a basilica housing a black Madonna. The UNESCO World Heritage Site draws tourists and pilgrims who come from near and far to see the beauty nestled in this small mountain range. (more…)