Getting to know Gaudi’s Barcelona

Walking around in Barcelona was a magical experience. The alleyways made for interesting walks with lots of pretty balconies, and streets flanked with whimsical Gaudi houses and buildings – a fantasy world of colorful organic shapes!

Embarrassed to admit, but at first, I was not impressed with the modernisme architecture style…it felt different, very foreign compared to the traditional historical european form in Italy and France that displayed opulence and invoked grandeur. THIS on the other hand was more inviting, playful – and over the next three days – captivating!

We stayed in the Eixample at Hotel Cram, and started our walk with the Block of Discord – Casa Batllo and Casa Amatller 

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(A cloudy day with a forecast of torrential rain does not make for a perfect viewing of Casa Batllo)

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