Category Archives: Spain


Casa Batlló, Barcelona
Is it a coincidence that Gaudí sounds like gaudy? I hope so. I think his style is … erm … good, in that it’s interesting and refreshing. I’m not sure that I’m a big fan though. He certainly had an impact on Barcelona’s cityscape, especially in the Eixample district... [see more]

Barcelona Life

Road Reflection - Barcelona life

I first experienced Barcelona life 20 years ago. My lasting memory of the place was a grid of dark Gothic buildings, giving a claustrophobic atmosphere to the otherwise buzzing city. This time around, I was looking forward to seeing how far the Sagrada Família (the ambitious enormous Gaudí-designed cathedral) had progressed, and finally getting to see the Casa Milà (the Gaudí house without a straight line in the place)... [see more]