Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Magical World of Antoni Gaudi's Park Gruell

 (Antoni Gaudi 1852-1926 was a Spanish Catalan architect whose work is fused all around Barcelona.  Balconies, staircases, building facades, ceramics, and the magnificent Sagrada Familia.  His belief in Romanc Catholicism so prevalent in his work, earned him the nickname "God's Architect."  But when I see his work, all I can think about...is magic.)
 Barcelona is a city of angles and curves.
 Straight lines on an endless periphery...
 Some that keep  you out...
Others that hold you in.

 But every where you travel in the city, the lines are notes on a musical staff in constant song.
 Children kicking balls by the sea...
 Wooden dolls in gowns hung by strings...
 Artists levitating in thin air...
(A wooden donkey mask?  Oh, Hartenstein! I couldn't resist)
 Dancing glass figurines...
Paintings with fiery eyes...
And one of the most amazing places to visit in the city, Antoni Gaudi's magical Park Gruell.
 
The colorful ceramics and bright tiles dance sparkling in the sun.  
 Stones defy gravity...
 Dragon Lizards come to life...
What a magical world this place can be.

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