I'm on a four-university swing through Europe: Bocconi in Milan, the European University in Forence, Univerista Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and the London School of Economics .
I took the 143 steps to the roof, crowded wtih Asian tourists. Bad weather scared away the Americans
Our Lady of Perpetual Construction--Gaudi's Temple de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
House of the Spikes--Casa de les Punxes
Gaudi's best apartment house--Casa Mila
My hotel and neighboring building--characteristic graceful Catalan domestic architecture
Notes and photos from places around the world that have villages, ruins, and good food. And $35 hotels... Also, wilderness 4x4 camping and backpacking.