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October 13, 2010 2 Comments

WOW!! Thank you all soooo much for all the lovely e-mails and birthday wishes!

I can feel the love!!

I am finally home and slowly trying to get back into life here....

I promise I will get to writing you all back, just give me a little time to adjust to the new time zone.

I miss you all!!

It's been a long journey, and although I am happy to be back, I am tempted by sweet aftertastes of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Barcelona.

It is incredible, no words can describe how amazing this city is....

full of life, colour, sounds, beautiful people and delcious food!

AND

for those of you who are not familiar with the architecture of Antonio Gaudi, I HIGHLY recommend you check it out.

All those who know me know that I love to talk, since I was a baby, I rarely ran out of words.... but this man's visions have found me speechless.  Absolutely and positively no words can describe the brilliance of this man's work.

The detail, the symbolism, the colours, the sacredness....

This temple below is completely filled with finite layers of symbolism; from where it has been built creating a sacred triangle between the city, the ocean and the mountains, to the details in the beams meant to depict the sacred feeling of being in a forest...The spirals, the geometry, the the numbers, the colours... everything has a purpose, even the stones chosen to hold it up...

I could go on forever, but pictures speak a thousand words, so I will let them do the talking once and for all!!!

 

  [caption id="attachment_570" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="sacrada famillia - inside catherdral"][/caption]     [caption id="attachment_576" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="doors"][/caption]     [caption id="attachment_578" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="spiral stair cases"][/caption]  

Park Guell overlooking the entire city

If only pictures could do Gaudi's work justice....

My mom and I had an AMAZING time in Barcelona, we ate delicious tapas, we walked our little hearts out, we got lost in the Barro Gottica, and we tried on LOTS of shoes and boots..

And yes, I did get not one but two pairs of lovely leather boots.... what can I say???

I also wanted to end this post with a photo of bracelet that I was able to finish in silver at the workshop...

till next time, adios and will keep you all posted on the new works that will blossom from this incredible journey.

xoNaomi

  [caption id="attachment_591" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="even the turtles liked it!!!"][/caption]     [caption id="attachment_593" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="the incredible seaside town of Begur Spain"][/caption]  

 

 




2 Responses

ashley
ashley

April 13, 2017

how blessed you are to have such an amazing trip!

sandra macdonald
sandra macdonald

April 13, 2017

The pictures were wonderful of Gaudi work ,he was such an amazing archetech.I met you at Stan Rogers a few years ago ,I believe it was the last time you were there and I purchased a very beautiful necklace from you .I wore this necklace to Barcelona the next year and got many many compliments on it.I am not sure if you knew that Gaudi died before he could finish this beautiful church,so work stopped for guiet some time as they tried to find some one else to take over the project with simular taste .Another bit of info was that Gaudi was sought after by many wealthy people to design buildings for them and he was very wealthy,however his work consumed his life and one nite on the way home he was hit by a train ,I believe,and had no ID on him and was taken to a pauper type hospital and died alone.This was the story told to us when we went to Spain.So sad that such a great man ended so alone in death,when so many people sought after him in life Thanks again for the pictures they brought back great memories.Sandra

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