Casa Batlló; Barcelona | Photo: Tom Walton
Gaudí's Casa Batlló (1904-1906, Passeig de Gracia 43) must be one of Barcelona's most photographed Modernista monuments.
"Why do people say Barcelona is so lovely?" my daughter Isabel asked me one day when she was just a kid, and we walked down a particularly ugly street, of which Barcelona — like any other city in the world — has its fair share.
Because it has buildings like the Casa Batlló, which I'm privileged to walk past every day on the way to work…