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a little sight-seeing

sagrada familia barcelona
No wine today – well, maybe a glass of Rioja with some gambas later-on.

agbar tower barcelonaI 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.

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