Barcelona, Sagrada Familia (dedicated to KWOT Tsoumenis)

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(C. Theodorou)

Antoni Gaudi (full name: Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, Reus 25 June 1852 - Barcelona, 10 June 1926) was an important Catalan Art Nouveau architect.

Studied and worked in Barcelona where are the most important works, which stand out for their design.

Gaudí was professionally and spiritually educated in the cosmopolitan environment of Barcelona. Studied the artistic movements of the past, Islamic and Gothic architecture which even at that time revived. He accepted the influence of Viollet-le-Duc, John Ruskin and Richard Wagner and through his work he wanted to renew the local architecture elaborating new forms of expression.

One of the most important works is the Guell Palace (1886 - 1888). The design of the building was entrusted to Gaudí by Don Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, a prominent figure in the economic, political and social life of the city and a strong influence in politics.

He constructed also Casa Vicens (1878–1880), Col-legi de les Teresianes (1888-1890), Cripta de la Colònia Guell (1898-1916), Casa Calvet (1899–1904), Casa Batlló (1905–1907), Casa Mila (La Pedrera) (1905-1907), Parc Guell (1900-1914).

The last and one of the most significant projects is Sagrada Familia (1884 - 1926), church, which remained unfinished due to the death of the architect. The construction continues to this day, financed by the homonymous foundation.

The Gaudí's works give special character to Barcelona and an attraction for visitors and scholars. Characteristic is one of the techniques of Gaudi who used pieces of ceramic tiles to decorate and paint some of his works. Today many of the decorative souvenirs sold to Barcelona using this technique.

(Translation from Wikipedia by C. Theodorou)

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Christos Theodorou on November 21, 2012

Dimitris Kaliakoudas - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς

Noel Fagan on December 29, 2012

Intriguing Image Christos :O)

Christos Theodorou on December 29, 2012

noelfa - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best wishes and Happy New Year to all your family. Friendly greetings from Athens

Ferlancor Pano Yes on February 12, 2013

Fantastic shot; artistic picture. Like.

Thanks, my friend Christos, for your visit, comment and Like.



Christos Theodorou on February 12, 2013

Ferlancor - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Larissa Subb on March 2, 2013

Also - Like-91! :-))

Greetings from Sankt-Petersburg.


Christos Theodorou on March 2, 2013

Larissa Subb - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Johaarjoshimanth Gha… on May 1, 2013

Very interesting and confusing shapes... Simply the surreal fantasy world of Dali!

Christos Theodorou on May 1, 2013

Johaarjoshimanth Ghaurinanda - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Kianoush Masoudi on September 30, 2013

WOW very nice

Christos Theodorou on October 1, 2013

Kianoush Masoudi - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

David Guruli on November 7, 2013

Wonder! like.

Christos Theodorou on November 7, 2013

David Guruli - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Alfred Schaffer on December 24, 2013

Beautiful architecture! Like!


Christos Theodorou on December 24, 2013

Alfred Schaffer - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family with good health, happiness and prosperity

Laurence Cox on February 21, 2014

Liked-96. A very good composition.

Christos Theodorou on February 21, 2014

Laurence Cox - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on March 17, 2014


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens - Christos

Maria Łukowska on May 1

One more thing magnificent work of of Gaudí

F 13 + L 97

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Photo taken in La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
La Sagrada Familia

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  • Uploaded on August 28, 2012
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2012/08/14 17:28:10
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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