A Madrid Moment

Random fact by did you know that Madrid is home to the oldest restaurant in the world? While on a walking tour around the city, the guide told us about how Restaurante Sobrino de Botín was a favourite of Ernest Hemingway’s; so much that he actually mentioned it in his novel The Sun Also Rises. I know. This blog is so nerdy.

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“Nothing is Art if it does not come from Nature” – Gaudi in Barcelona

“There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.”

And hence, we were in for a modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau) treat on the day we went on a Gaudi tour around Barcelona. Gaudi’s works are littered all over the city, and they are so unique that you’d just know it was Gaudi’s once you set eyes upon it.

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