The Enigma of Barcelona
This souvenir from Spain is sure to be a very charming addition to your fridge. Just check it out and admire the way in which it attracts light in order to make ordinary landmarks look almost angelic. This very powerful aspect of this magnet provides a considerable amount of contrast that is sure to entice. This just starts to describe the enigmatic work of Antonin Gaudi, the great Catalan architect.
Gaudi was a complete artist who blended different crafts, such as carpentry, ceramics, stained glass, with architecture. His influences, from Gothic to Orientalism can be traced in his work. However, he amassed a style of his own which not only applied to his final work but also to his work process.
Gaudi and his Work
His most renown architectural work is by far the Sagrada Familia which he designed by stages following his unique work style. The avid traveler shouldn't miss other building designed by Gaudi which are scattered around Barcelona. Casa Vicens, Park Guell, Palau Guell, Casa Mila and Casa Calvet are among some of his most emblematic works. His buildings reflect much of the intricate works of nature. One of the most outstanding examples of his organic view of architecture can be appreciated at the Sagrada Familia where the interior resembles a wood, the trees serve as columns that hold the ceiling.
This souvenir also serves as a wonderful reminder of your last trip to this all too popular city, particularly if you took a historic tour of the city. In a way, this piece may be more attractive for those who hold the Spanish architectural feats close to their heart. There's just this unmistakable sense of grandeur that comes across when admiring them, particularly in this magnet. It makes you feel humble yet also appreciative, which are always wonderful things to take away from a trip to a distant yet accomplished land.