Tuesday, 27 September 2011
I've only ever managed to visit Spain very briefly but one thing I've always wanted to see for myself, and have yet to achieve, is the amazing architecture of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona.
Gaudi (1852-1926) combined his passions for nature and architecture to produce the most fantastic buildings, most of which are in Barcelona. He became the leader of the Art Nouveau movement in Spain although his style was completely original and like nothing else you'll have seen anywhere else. Seven of his works are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
This card shows the Casa Batlló which was built between 1904 and 1906. Do visit the link (it's the official website) if you want to be amazed. It is now a museum and open to the public.