Saturday, 25 April 2009
Gaudi: Nut or Genius?
Antoni Gaudi was awarded the title of architect in 1878. As he signed the title, Elies Rogent declared, "Qui sap si hem donat el diploma a un boig o a un geni: el temps ens ho dirà" ("Who knows if we have given this diploma to a nut or to a genius. Time will tell.")
Our hotel in Barcelona has lined the hallways with black and white photos of the walkways and arches of the park that Gaudi designed. I fail to understand what I'm looking at ubtil I return to the hotel after visiting the park. I missed my chance to imitate some of these otherworldly shapes and images.
Here are a few more Gaudi photos. I vote genius.