One of the big tourist draws in Barcelona is all the Gaudi architecture, and so we wanted to try to see something of his. Turns out, we saw four buildings designed by him, and all in all, we have the same take: Gaudi is truly unlike anything we have ever seen before, and not really our style. According to a a very long Wikipedia article, "Gaudí studied every detail of his creations, integrating into his architecture a series of crafts in which he was skilled: ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. He introduced new techniques in the treatment of materials, such as trencadís, made of waste ceramic pieces. After a few years under the influence of neo-Gothic art and Oriental techniques, Gaudí became part of the Catalan Modernista movement which was reaching its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work transcended mainstream Modernisme, culminating in an organic style inspired by nature." To me, the above buildings looked like gingerbread houses, not nature.