Architecture walk with Gaudi in Barcelona
This building couldn't be "rationalised", only deferred to: the Catalan poet Josep Carner imagined (or perhaps witnessed: the story isn't clear) an encounter between its architect and a Mrs Comes I Abril, who had moved in, been given a fine upright Erard piano, and now couldn't find anywhere to put it in a house without straight walls: Is it you, he says gravely, who plays this instrument? The lady explains: Oh, look, I play a little. And Gaudí says: Hey, take up the violin.
Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic cathedral still under construction in Barcelona. Work on the cathedral started in 1882 and Gaudi himself worked on it for 40 years, 15 of which he dedicated exclusively to it, until his death in 1926. When asked about the deadline of his project, now scheduled to 2026, Gaudi said "My client is not in a hurry."
ANNA - QUA - ANA: From Gaudi To Couture!
✮ Statues At Gaudis La Sagrada Familia - Barcelona, Catalonia.