Descriptive Essay About Casa Gaudi

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Our day started out as it always does, girls getting coffee from the restaurant below us, someone’s subway pass not working, and a 15-minute subway ride to meet up with Cheryl. As we walked with Cheryl to Casa Batlló you could automatically tell the building we were going into by the architecture and the description we got from our tour guide, Sandra, the night before. The building is truly built in Gaudi fashion. Casa Batlló is one of many buildings in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi used the sea as a point of inspiration for this building. He used glass windows, curved lines, and specific colors to give the building an underwater feel. “I enjoyed how Gaudi incorporated nature into the architecture,” said Alexa Kinnison, “The curved lines and cool colors mimicked the ocean which I thought was really refreshing.” You will find no straight lines in this building because they are all curved like ocean waves. Looking at the building it is a lot to take in but had a tranquil effect on you. As we walked…show more content…
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