Must-see views of Europe: London and Barcelona from above
19:30 AEST Thu Nov 29 2012
Europe's City of the Moment, Barcelona is the continent's fourth most visited city after Paris, London and Rome. It has one of the world’s best lifestyles and Jason was keen to check it out.
Barcelona has many examples of eccentric Catalén Modernism architect Antoni Gaudi. Much of his work is marked by the four passions of his life – architecture, nature, religion and his love of Catalonia. He integrated skilled tasks into his works ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. He famously made use of waste ceramic pieces, known as 'trencadis'. Colour, natural shapes and the lack of straight lines make very interesting but difficult to construct buildings.