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Moments Captured Abroad: European Architecture

Back on track after a few weeks of limited wifi and abundant travel!  Next on my list of things to cover was architecture, and it was no coincidence that I have recently traveled to places filled with famous structures.  Barcelona is home to the worshiped Antoni Gaudí; his style is throughout the city with colorful mosaics and unique curves.  London, on the other had, has the homey feel with cozy brick infused into historical city blocks meant for modern day.

Arc de Triomf Barcelona
Arc de Triomf Barcelona

Hitting the halfway point on my European adventure last week, the thought of home starts to feel more like a reality.  London is the city hybrid of America with the old European touch.  Strolling through the Carnaby Street shopping district one night, I came across this nook that reminded me of the infamous East 4th Street Cleveland, Ohio is known for.  It was nice to have a taste of the states in an unfamiliar setting.

Colorful Carnaby Street; London
Colorful Carnaby Street; London
Covent Gardens; London
Covent Gardens; London
Montjuic Mointain Fountain; Barcelona
Montjuic Mointain Fountain; Barcelona
Casa Batllo - Gaudi; Barcelona
Casa Batllo – Gaudi; Barcelona
Oxford Street; London
Oxford Street; London
Parc Guell - Gaudi; Barcelona
Parc Guell – Gaudi; Barcelona
La Sagrada Familia - Gaudi; Barcelona
La Sagrada Familia – Gaudi; Barcelona
London Growth
London Growth
Classic Buildings; London
Classic Buildings; London

 

Places to go, people to see – always on the move!  Travel is the most priceless form of enrichment, and being able to discover the different flairs European countries have on architecture is inspiring. Which building do you have a personal connection with?  Check back next week for the new theme of the week!

Ciao!

Gillian

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