Enough words already! I'm going with pictures today, some eye candy for you straight from Barcelona. These photos were taken this past June near the lookout point at Montjuic (not far from the Miro building, about which more later, in another post). Besides the stunning views across the very impressive cargo port, we were struck by the gorgeous mosaics of stone, glass bottle tops and bottoms, various metal fittings, cleverly repurposed, all arrayed in wonderful geometries.
Honestly, this is just a taste. I have scads of photos of this terrace -- I'd only just get my camera tucked back in my bag when we'd turn another corner, and I'd be digging it out again. It's easy to see this as another example of the phenomenon that so influenced Gaudi's work -- the wealth of artisanal skills in Catalonia that inspired him to stretch what could be done in architecture. . .