Barcelona: La Pedrera

La Pedrera is my favorite of the Gaudi buildings we went to visit in Barcelona. The exterior is quite unassuming, especially when compared to his other works. There’s the fluidity in the facade, but none of the tile work that often accompanies his work. I don’t know if there’s access to any of the interior … Continue reading

Barcelona: Casa Batlló

Please note, deliciousness close by! Tapas 24… I’m almost sure that Casa Batlló was under renovation when we went to visit that summer. There are many pictures of the interior which I think we were not able to access somehow. Or maybe we were too poor to pay entry and decided to save our money. … Continue reading

Barcelona: Parc Güell

The water. This is what I remember from Parc Güell- the view of the Mediterranean. I thought to myself, how silly that we come to Barcelona and we don’t visit the beach? That being said, Barcelona is a wonderland filled with works by Gaudi- each one so amazing in their own right. I’ve been back … Continue reading

Venice: Fondazione Querini Stampali

I’ve already written about my love for Carlo Scarpa in my previous post on Museo Castelvecchio. While a smaller space and only partially designed by Scarpa, Fondazione Querini Stampali is another great example of the details and textures created by the architect. After living in another canal city (well, country really), Venice is still extraordinary … Continue reading

Verona: Museo Castelvecchio

Carlo Scarpa is my favorite architect of all time. There’s a beauty in his craft and attention to detail. An elegance in an art that transitioned a period moving heavily towards industrialization- steel and modern day technologies. While traveling in Italy, we visited many cities- Rome, Florence, Venice, towns which compose Cinque Terre- but none … Continue reading