I will be working in Ottawa today. As promised. Kinda reliable that way aren't I?
Yawn. I am still a bit on Barcelona time, being already about 3 PM there, I feel like knocking back a sangria and having a bit of a siesta. Oh well, back to routine.
Hey, before I dive into today's topic (not sure what it is yet) a word on Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi was a architect working in Spain during the turn of the last century. He was a foe of the straight line and imbedded paraboloid, hyperboloids and helicoids into his designs as well as incorporated a rich mixture of building materials.
The first structure of his that we saw was the Crypta de la Colònia Güell. Yeah. When I looked over the crypt and the varied building materials and the seriously unconventional design I said to Sharlene, "I think ol' Antoni slipped off his sliderule.". But when we went to the Sagrada Familia (still under construction since 1882!) and we looked up from inside at the hyperboloid vault of the main ceiling I was in awe of his brilliance and attention to detail and his ability to make the transformation from unbridled imagination into a reality. Really quite amazing.
Hmm... here we are and no topic in sight...