Catedral Basilica Metropolitana de Barcelona
La Pedrera or Casa Mila, has a fascinating history. Designed by the great Antoni Gaudí, and built during the early 1900s. It was a rather controversial project that wasn’t welcomed by many as it challenged regulations and did not respect a more conventional style.
Perhaps like any other artist, Gaudí was ahead of his time. Citizens nicked named it La Pedrera as a way of criticism and mockery. Today it’s considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Everyday that I walk by, I see a long line of people waiting to go inside.
What can we say about these homes? Do they say something about the people living in them? Is that relevant? or necessary?
These photos were taken around where I now live. This neighbourhood offers an interesting contrast. Elegance, colour, simplicity and the in-between. Behind each door, a family, a life we don’t know about.
Flea Market on a beautiful Sunday. Someone’s trash, might be someone’s treasure.
I have always wondered, how of us is in the things we posses. Why do we hold on to certain things? or why we collect them? When we are gone, do they matter? how much?
* I couldn’t take many photos, I was sent away or asked to put my camera away many times.