This weekend I saw Teshigahara’s 1984 study of Antonio Gaudi. The film is 72 minutes of stunning brilliance. There are about two sentences worth of narration in the whole piece. The rest is incredibly detailed shots of a million different aspects of Gaudi's most famous works. The soundtrack was perfect... lots of creepy spaced out stuff balanced by whimsical little ditties. Plus, I saw the film at BAM, which is always a pleasure.

NOTE TO POTENTIAL VIEWER: When seeing a film with no dialog and subtle musical score, bring a big fucking baseball bat with you. The theater was filled with coughers, hummers, seat shifters, snugglers, heavy breathers, foot tappers, and one giant cock who happened to sit behind me who not once, but twice said in normal conversational volume... "It's melted wax time!". I can only assume that he was referring to the intricate detail of the facade of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. Next time he goes to the movies, he should decide not to go after all.

The movie made me think a lot about the trip I took to Barcelona last spring. It also seemed like a good excuse to post some of the snapshots I took on the trip.

P.S. Barcelona ain't all about architecture... check out this, this, and this.


Blogger seymour said...

Great blog mate. Who is the sexy papi in the pic?

1:04 AM  
Blogger Ralf said...

You remind me my trip to this beautiful city. I went to Barcelona with a friend for 3 nights and 4 days at the end of May 2006. This was a nice time of year to visit as the weather was hot and sunny, but not overbearing.
We were lucky cause among plenty of wonderful Barcelona hotels we chose one that was in the Raval area, about 10 minutes walk from the Ramblas.
I fell in love with Barcelona and it's beautiful architecture, there is so much to see and could have stayed for longer, however, you can get to see a lot in a day as it is not that big and is easy to get around.

11:05 AM  

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