No wine today – well, maybe a glass of Rioja with some gambas later-on.
I just took a jog down to the end of the ‘Diagonal’ to Barcelona’s version of London’s giant cucumber – the Agbar Building. It does look rather cool – less obviously dominating the sky than the Swiss Re building, but more colourful. I understand it looks even better at night, so I will have to revisit it.
On the way back up the Diagonal I decided to jink right and do a loop of the Sagrada Familia. Of-course once you get there it is impossible not to linger; I think you can make a case for Gaudi being on the same level as da Vinci in terms of artistry. There is no corner, facade, or pillar that seems without a story. The older parts, already darkened by the years, look much more Gothic than the newer – slightly more organic – shapes; I wonder if it is all still his design or new people developing his style. What they can construct from concrete is amazing.
I’ll post a few extra pictures as and when I have the opportunity.