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FOWC The Walls of Gaudi

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Fandango’s FOWC is wall. I will do a better post on this later, but last night I watched an hour-long documentary on Antoni Gaudi. Having a persistent, but novice interest in architecture, my aesthetic favor for ultimate architect is captured by Master Gaudi. This man can build a wall like no other, and all the rest to go with it. Barcelona, Spain is where so much of his life’s work can be seen. The Japanese documentarian, bless their heart, has a musical soundtrack, rather than a droning voice, to accompany.

I’ve seen many photos of Gaudi’s works, but most of them have been exteriors. The film takes you inside what I want to call otherworldly realms. Honestly, I believe the architect/artist was a time traveler, from another planet or dimension, or he was able to tap into something through his dreams.  Many of his works appear organic.  In the film, Prometheus, I would bet money that the ship’s design was taken from Gaudi.

Aside from the creation of the works is the joyously shocking assent of Barcelona that allowed him reign throughout it. The documentary, made in 1984, shows how well his creations have held up over time. He began creating buildings in 1875 and until around 1908.

Just a few photos, ok.  You can go out onto google and find more.  Better yet, find the documentary, which is available on netflix.  Best of all would be to take an extended vaca to Barcelona and see them up close. (It’s on my bucket list.)

Casa Batllo

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Sagrada Familia Church

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13 thoughts on “FOWC The Walls of Gaudi

  1. you just saw 3 pics. the scope of his work, which is all over the city, is mind boggling. people live and work in these buildings! there is a church he got started on but didn’t finish that they are still trying to finish, 100 years later. i want to see that church and all the rest!

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  2. I googled him on images… I will add him to the Netflix… those designs are so ahead of his time…and our time.

    BTW…I just finished the Sopranos so now that opens the door for the Venture Bros and this….I love documentaries… I’m looking forward to it.

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  3. 🙂 ❤ I'm about to start S2 of The Handmaid's Tale. Waiting in the wings are S3-6 or 7 of Justified and S1 of Elementary. Haven't watched Sopranos but at some point will need to. That and The Wire

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  4. I’ve seen Justified…it was good.

    We just went through The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Sopranos…started them in June or July I believe… all winners. If you like Goodfellas you probably would like The Sopranos… it’s different of course but very well made…

    This was odd for me… I rarely watch anything new… my nights are usually Barney Miller, Taxi…etc or old movies…Yea every night is 1978 in my house lol.

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  5. No I haven’t… I’m going to catch up on some stuff I haven’t watched and pick something.

    I think out of the three I might like the Sopranos the best… but I just finished it yesterday so it might be that. My son wants me to watch Mad Men

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