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Howdy Gaudi!

park in barcelona in motel rocks baroque print skirt, black crop top and sunjelly sandals

ASOS lizard sunglasses with off the shoulder crop top outfit eating a fruit salad!

cute fairytales and hidden notes gold pineapple necklace

beautiful architecture facade of buildings with a art nouveau balcony barcelona

outfit with a slouchy crop top and motel skirt with red hair

romantic view of houses in barcelona through the trees in the park

kiwi and strawberry fruit salad in the sun

Skirt – Motel Rocks / Jelly Sandals – Sunjellies / Crop top – Vintage (get similar styles here) / Jewellery and Bag – New Look / Heart rings – Me & Zena / Pineapple necklace – Fairytales and Hidden Notes / Sunglasses – ASOS

Colourful Barcelona

So here I am being a right tourist in Barcelona! No trip is worthwhile without a fat dose of Antonio Gaudi architecture and photo taking so on our first full day, off we went to scout out as many crazy buildings as we could!

My friend Cait and I were advised by a friend not to bother going inside the famous Sagrada Familia (Gaudi’s most ambitious project where he lived for the 14 last years of his life and sadly never saw the finished result of) and to be honest I was quite glad that the decision whether to queue for an hour around the huge cathedral was made up for me. The outside, as you can imagine is pretty breathtaking. Just circulating the monumentous building, gazing up into all the nooks of the carvings, and making out which parts are new and which are decades older was fascinating enough!

We then marched west towards Gaudi’s famous houses – first the Casa Mila which housed a fantastic exhibition of witty surrealist photography by Chema Madoz and then onto the spooky looking Casa Batllo where we took an audio tour. The swimming pool esque central atrium of the buidling was quite unexpected but once you’re on the roof terrace, all those well known colourful mosaics are there to see and touch. So much colour in one house definitely ticked my boxes!

La Sagrada Familia

the Sagrida Familia, barcelona

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and pretty girl swinging from a lamp post

climbing the stairs of a gaudi building in barcelona

Casa Batllo

inside the Casa Ballo barcelona stain glass windows

inside the casa ballo looking up a the blue tiles in the central atrium

casa ballo dragons back tiles on the roof in mosaics

mosaics in the garden terrace of the casa batllo gaudi house barcelona

mosaics on the roof terrace of the casa batllo, Barcelona

Look out for my next Gaudi post where I visited the beautiful Park Guell and take a look around the town in Hola Barcelona! 

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  • Alexandria August 5, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    I love Barcelona! These photos are totally beautiful!

  • Katie August 4, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Lucy, how you do this that everything looks so perfect on you!? <3

  • Paprika August 4, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Wow that architecture is incredible! I love these photosxx

  • sasha August 3, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Love Gaudi, I went a few years ago and one of my favorite things that I saw was a Gaudi house their so cute. Also I love your shoes
    xx

  • Michelle August 3, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    How funny differently people think. I actually preferred the inside to the outside of the Sagrada Familia. It was like a forest of columns and the ceiling was beautiful. A lot simpler though so depends what your bag is 😉