Tuesday, April 23, 2013

La Sagrada Família in Barcelona

Continued from : http://bit.ly/15Xo6Qu 

Antoni Gaudí's master piece: La Sagrada Família.
It has been in construction over 130 years since construction started in 1882!!! The interior completed in 2010 and the estimated entire completion dates range from 2017 to 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudi's death.

Definitely, I would love to go back when it completes the entire construction.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Park Güell in Barcelona

Continued from : http://bit.ly/15Xo6Qu
Here are some photos from Park Güell designed by Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914.

Colonnaded footpath under the roadway viaduct.

The roof supports the floor of the public square above it.

Gaudí's unique tiles

Monday, April 8, 2013

Casa Batlló in Barcelona

Since I was in Barcelona, Spain, I wanted to visit several Guadi's work. I was very glad to get to see them in person. He is amazing, amazing and amazing. Here are photos from Casa Batlló!!

Gaudí enlarged the light well and covered the walls entirely in relief glazed tiles in varying shades of blue, which are darker in colour at the top and lighter towards the bottom, thus achieving an even distribution of the light. - (From http://www.casabatllo.es/en/history/casa-batllo/gaudi-work-art/ )

Lovely embossed patterns on stained-glass windows.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Velcro Brand headquarter in Spain

On March 25, 2013, Yes!! I visited the Velcro Brand headquarter in Spain. : ) It was awesome to learn more about the material!

Take a look at the red lampshades!! It's made of Velcro Brand products designed by Luis Eslava and Lorena Sauras. The designers used a spherical mould to build the red globe-like lampshades, which hang in the hallway. It was awesome to see the redesigned European headquarters of Velcro in Barcelona! This lampshades remind me of my brooch piece made in 2008. : ) http://on.fb.me/XhSBLU

I had a lovely Lunch with Judith and Esther! Thank you so much for organizing my visit!

This photo was taken in Mataró, Spain after our lunch. It was wonderful to have a warm and nice weather at the end of my trip.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Back in Providence!

Hi everyone,

I am back in Providence from my trip to Europe. I was so grateful to travel over 3 weeks!! I have tons of photos to share with you all while I am reflecting on my trip.

I will update more photos from my trip in reverse chronological order (roughly) to share my experience with you. Enjoy!

[This photo was taken by my dear friend, Ale, in Barcelona, Spain.]