Park Güell, Gaudí’s wonderfully eccentric park with its giant salamander made of brightly coloured tiles, was finished in 1900. Photograph: Getty

When Carl Clancy finally made it to Barcelona in February 1913, he installed himself in a two-bedroom apartment with a balcony(...)

          Chartres Cathedral: “One could stay for weeks, months even and still not notice everything or feel one had done justice to the achievement of the architect, builders, masons and stained-glass makers who had created it.” Photograph: Alain Jocard

Carl Clancy rode away from Paris alone after his erstwhile partner, Walter Storey, returned to the United States, without explanation in Clancy(...)