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NPWM: Catch-up (Day 11)

A week in Barcelona threw me off the NPWM bandwagon a little, but I managed to journal during some Spanish downtime. Two days’ worth at least – that’s something, right? 158 more words

Life And Times

When architecture meets literature- The Dante of Architecture

There are no rules of Architecture for a castle in the clouds.

G.K Chesterton

As I was reading an article on the creation and impending completion of the majestic Sagrada Familia, I was struck by how its architect, Antoni Gaudi, was once defined the ‘Dante of architecture’.

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Sagrada Família

Kitsch or art? Madness or ingenuity? Honestly, I do not know, but it is hard not to be overwhelmed by the atmosphere of this building. It was inside this church (back in 2011) that I was struck by the most painful doubts about my academic career and lifestyle. 47 more words


Gaudí Schmaudí: Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

I’ve paid homage to Horta at the architect’s old house in Brussels, never failed to admire Guimard’s Metro entrances in Paris, and delighted at the contents of the… 1,058 more words


Time Travel

Did you know that long long ago, a Spanish prince ordered almond trees to be planted on the mountains so that his Scandinavian wife, who was pining for the landscape of the snow-covered white mountains she grew up in, would feel less homesick? 558 more words