Monday, February 18, 2008
Barcelona: Tribute to Gaudi
Spent about 2 days in Barcelona last week, amazing place (and weather even better than San Francisco!) Explored around with Michelle, seeing various places/cathedrals/parks done by Gaudi. It is fascinating to have an older European city that has all of the beautiful architecture from the 19th century, and also really interesting modern buildings. Simply walking into the cathedral (which may be completely in the next 20 years), and looking up at the ceiling is absolutely amazing with the lines that are modern AND graceful.
On a totally random note, Michelle struck up a conversation with a girl at a Tapas restaurant, and this led to an introduction of someone who was a year ahead of me at Harvard (and rowed for 2 years, what are the odds?!?) We headed up to a bar at the top of one of the hills, and had one of their interesting beer concoctions, in effect a fresca-tasting beer. Pretty nice for an afternoon in the middle of February!