Monday, April 1, 2013

The Beautiful Architecture of Gaudi and Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Architecture
A lot of the notable buildings were designed by the architect Gaudi in the middle to late 1800’s. Gaudi blended nature into his designs, from floral patterns to pillars modelled after trees to support the structural integrity of the building, nature is beautifully infused into each creation by Gaudi. 

House of Gaudi-  Note the skull like balconies, and the floral pattern on the outside of the building. 

More of the stunning architecture you'll see in the center of Barcelona ..

check out a video of the architecture here!



Note the curviness of the building

The Palace of Justice, Barcelona
What is The World's Most Beautiful City?

Two cities rise high above the others in terms of physical beauty and architecture: Barcelona and Prague, both vying  for the #1 spot. In my estimation, it's a close race. While Prague, in its very center, is more beautiful than any Disney fairy tale animator could conjure, Barcelona is stunning over a greater area of land. I'll call it a tie, with Budapest a very distant third.
If you have a thought, leave a comment below.

2 comments:

  1. Purely on architectural looks I will give you Barcelona is a truly beautiful city, and Gaudi was, undeniably, a genius. However, I raise you, Madrid. Not only a beautiful city in the architectural sense but culturally and historically. I am biased, I must admit, after having lived there for a number of years, and I appreciate it isn't everyone's ideal place but to me, it's the most beautiful, wonderful, interesting and vibrant city in the world. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say.

    It looks like we are on different sides of Spain's oldest debate.

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    1. Well, thanks for your point of view :)
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