Three places fascinated me because of birds last year. Last two are in my bucket list.
The first one is the coolest way in the world to learn about extraordinary life and work of Antoni Gaudí, unique catalan architect. If you visit THE GAUDÍ CENTRE in Reus, the city where he was born, Barcelona could be so much more fascinating to you.
(1) Gaudi’s “BIRD’s DOOR” for gates
Out of all fascinating objects and multimedia about Gaudí’s life, work, and designs the piece that stuck with me the most was the portal design. Gaudí designed the gate for the Graner villa in Barcelona (photo on the left) in 1904. Besides openings for people and vehicles he added a circular hole as a door for birds.
The original gate didn’t stand the time. Luckily, it was replicated a few years later at the Moros de Comillas house by Julián Bardier Pardo (photo on the right).
(2) ZELANDIA bird’s sanctuary
Over forty different species of native birds live in the world’s first fully-fenced urban 225 hectares ecosanctuary in Wellington, New Zealand. Twenty-four of them found in no other country.
Imagine how conductive for your intellectual and creative pursuits could be going for a morning walk to a place like this without earbuds?
(3) IBIRAPUERA Park
One of Latin America's largest urban parks is in Brazil. 158 hectares urban park in São Paulo is a island of nature and a home for birds.
Here’s a sound meditation from there. Listening those birds ignited a dream to visit Ibirapuera park someday.
Ibirapuera park is also a culture’s heart of São Paulo, with loads of museums and various events.