Gaudi, Miralles, Everything! A Hitchhikers Guide to Architecture | June 11, 2009

Hitting the last few major projects in the Barcelona area, we bussed our way out to Colonia Guell to see the final Gaudi project of the trip. The project was actually an industrial town with the church being the crowning piece. Unfortunately the industry suffered and construction on the church stopped, having completed only the crypt, which is what is photographed below. I´m not sure what it would´ve looked like finished, but I´m actually ok with it staying just the way it is.

We then went to Miralles´Igualada Cemetery. It is and will probably stay incomplete, but it´s still an amazing project. Has many classic Miralles elements with a few unexpected geometrical moves that I found very delighting.

We found Miralles´grave, which is adorned by a likeness of one of his 1955 sketches. The tomb is covered with signatures from various people and now from me, I didn´t think anyone would mind.

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