Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was a Spanisharchitect whose works reflect his highlyindividual and distinctive style. Much ofGaudís work was marked by his four lifepassions: architecture, nature, religionand love for Catalonia.After I visit his several masterpiece inBarcelona, I’m impressive with his talentin architecture, especially the details.
Casa BatllóIt’s the prettiest building I’ve ever seen in my life! The only wordthat I can pick to describe it is “magnificent”. All the rooms arewell-designed. What I like most is the flower pattern on the wall.When the sunshine passes through, all the bricks are filled withdifferent colors.
Sagrada FamíliaThe sagrade Familia is a typical Gothic style. It willcontinue be build till at least 2025. But it’s alreadyamazing! From the narrow tower, we can have awonderful view of the whole Barcelona. And all thegrand columns inside create a church that is at oncestructurally perfect, harmonious and aestheticallysatisfying.
Park GüellIt was intended to be a residential estate in the style of anEnglish garden city. But to me, it’s really a magic fairyland. Allthe buildings seem to come from a fairytale. And on the plaza,there’re many artists giving the typical Spanish performance. It’sso great to view the sunset on the top of Park Guell.
Casa MilàGaudí designed the house around two large, curvedcourtyards, with a structure of stone, brick and cast-ironcolumns and steel beams.Since there’s so many people waiting in the queue, I didn’tenter it.
In conclusion In my point of view, Barcelona is totally different from Paris. It’s not so “Europe”, it’s very like “Shanghai”---where I come from. Thanks to Gaudi, Barcelona becomes the paradise of art. Though I haven’t enough time to visit all the masterpieces of Gaudi, which is a pity, I’ve felt the unique charm of the city. If I have to pick one word for Barcelona, I’ll choose the word “all-inclusive”.