Barcelona, Casa Batlló (dedicated to Lurdesa_)

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Dedicated to Lurdesa_ , for her kind advises and support for this travel / Dedicado a Lurdesa_ , por su tipo asesora y de apoyo para este viaje.

(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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Adem Dogan on August 8, 2013

Very special art of architectur. Super picture. LIKE. Friendly greetings

Christos Theodorou on August 8, 2013

Carlos Kist

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Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens // Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

Modesta Roman Tae on August 8, 2013

Wonderful shot

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Is there a dedication for me

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nswy2008 on August 9, 2013

interesting shot! L!

蒂芙尼.林 on August 9, 2013

hello. Christos Theodorou

excellent photograph

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congratulation and have a nice day for you.

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Christos Theodorou on August 9, 2013

Many thanks to all of you for your recent visits and your kind comments. Friendly greetings from Athens - Christos // Je vous rémercie tous pour votre récentes visites et les commentaries. Amitiés d’ Athènes - Christos. // Muchas gracias a todos ustedes para sus recientes visitas y tus amables comentarios. Hola desde Atenas – Christos // Molte grazie a tutti voi per le vostre visite ed i vostri commenti recenti gentili. Saluti d’ Atene – Christos // Vielen Dank an euch alle für Ihren letzten Besuche und Ihre Kommentare. Freundliche Grüße aus Athen – Christos // Ευχαριστώ θερμά όλους σας για τις πρόσφατες επισκέψεις και τα σχόλια σας. Χαιρετισμούς από Αθήνα - Χρήστος.

Eduardosco Chavez on August 9, 2013

Impresionante perspectiva

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Christos Theodorou on August 9, 2013

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Christos Theodorou on May 27, 2014

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ponceno on November 29, 2014

interesante!!!

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Jaime Castellanos pe… on April 15, 2015

nice

Christos Theodorou on April 15, 2015

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◄Pist@bácsi► on May 2, 2015

Good view. L.

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Antonio Aroca on May 2, 2015

Muy buena composición, bien visto. L81, un cordial saludo para Atenas.

minka1991 on May 3, 2015

Sehr schönes Detail...Like 82...Gruß Heinz

Christos Theodorou on May 3, 2015

Antonio Aroca

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Pepe Balsas on November 16, 2015

Excelente fotografía de detalle.

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Saludos cordiales.

Christos Theodorou on November 16, 2015

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Photo taken in Dreta de l'Eixample, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Casa Batlló

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