Barcelona whimsy

Model of Casa Mila Antoni Gaudi Barcelona, Spain




Model of the Casa Mila, a private residence, designed by Antoni Gaudi. Curving facades, ironwork like vines, mosaic surfaces. It’s the opposite of the straight lines of contemporary architecture.

Barcelona, Spain

Casa Mila atrium

Casa Mila atrium Antoni Gaudi Barcelona Spain

Rooftop Chimneys Casa Mila


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Sagrada Familia interior, 2017

Sagrada Familia interior

Sagrada Familia columns




On a recent trip to Barcelona, I visited Antoni Gaudi‘s La Sagrada Familia. It has been under construction for decades. Part of the interior is finished enough to open for a mass this summer.

Gaudi’s church is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, along with many of his other  projects. 


The basilica itself is a breathtaking experience, from the soaring ceilings to the stained glass windows. The reflections from the windows cast a colorful glow on the ceiling. The colors change with the time of day.

Sagrada Familia Window

Sagrada Familia ceiling reflections

La Sagrada Familia is scheduled to be complete in  2026 to coincide with the anniversary of the architect’s death.