|The yellow triangle is at the top.|
|The columns look like trees and branches.|
The columns in the church take the form of a tree at the top, and in one of the museums, the math behind it explains why it works. It is all too complicated for me, but the forest motif within the cathedral spreads throughout. It also spreads outside where animals, fruits, vegetables, and plants integrate every part of the exterior. The Glory Entrance is not yet complete, nor are several of the columns, so work is continuing. It will supposedly be complete in 2026 - a huge undertaking, but marvelous if it happens!
Then Di took us to the Parc Guell, which is a park that was designed for a wealthy Barcelonan. The distinctive design makes the park unmistakeable, and again, Gaudi uses many elements of nature throughout the park. His grotto certainly is exactly that, and his well-known lizard is even more beautiful in person. The park is a lovely way to spend the day, especially on a gorgeous March afternoon!
On Thursday, we rambled up the Camino de las Ramblas to see two other Gaudi homes - Casa Perdrera and Casa Batallo.
Gaudi has made quite a mark on Barcelona - all for the betterment of those who live there.