The Stone Quarry

casa-batllo-tejado1Casa Batllo
Maybe it was the outstanding Catalan dinner last night (at Mercat a la Planxa) or the cold weather (-2F today) or a friend’s blog link to Casa Batllo, but I’m feeling nostalgic for Barcelona.
spain-casa-la-pedreraCasa Mila, La Pedrera
And nothing says Barcelona more than Casa Mila, what locals call La Pedrera, or the stone quarry. A commission to produce a Casa Batllo lookalike (on a grander scale), Gaudi produced something right out of the Flintstones — a local point of shame for 75 years, or until Gaudi was rediscovered in the 1980s.

A reminder that there are no bad ideas, just bad timing.

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