Barcelona—What is That?

The Gaudí. All of the Gaudí. “What *is *that?” was my common refrain in Barcelona. I spent a week there after my dig, and the shift to a big city was full of surprises, especially in a city as strange as Barcelona. Barcelona is the epitome of a tourism-made city. Before the Olympics held there in 1992, Barcelona looked little like it does today. The Olympics brought revenue, buildings, and tourism, all [...]