Saturday, April 7, 2012


Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was an architect who was born in 1852 in Catalonia (English spelling), which is in northeastern Spain. Gaudís work, most of which is in Barcelona, is fascinating.

Here are a few facts about Gaudí:

1. His first name is often incorrectly written as Antonio. In his native language, it's Antoni.
2. Gaudí was the subject of a concept album by the Alan Parsons Project.
3. He never completed his masterpiece, La Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia (Church of the Holy Family). It's still under construction.
4. Gaudí died 3 days after having been hit by a tram at the age of 73.

My pins of Gaudí's work are on Interesting Structures. I also found a cake made to look like his Casa Batlló.

Sheren Ceylon has a Gaudí board, Hanne Way has a board dedicated to Barcelona, and Alena Izotova has a pinboard for Catalunya.

You can also do a Pinterest search on his name to find more pins of his work.


beccabooklover said...

His architectural work is amazing! Love the cake too :)

Ella said...

Fascinating, thanks for sharing!
Nice to meet you~

50 foot QE said...

Gaudi is my very favorite architect. So glad you honored him. How to describe his genius?!!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Intriguing. Love the photo!

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Youngman Brown said...

That gingerbread house is awesome!

Tonja said...

I've never heard of him. Thanks for sharing.

Damyanti said...

He was an awesome architect--thanks for sharing!

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Arlee Bird said...

Love the Alan Parsons album. I'll still listen to it occasionally even though it must be at least 25 years old. I have it on a cassette that is still playable.

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Eliza .. I love his work - but have yet to get to Barcelona ..

Good to meet you - and thanks for your comment on my blog .. have a good week - cheers Hilary

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Great post. Happy Alphabet!