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
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
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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