Barcelona, Casa Batlló - l'obra mestra de Gaudí, amb il · luminació / la obra maestra de Gaudí, con iluminación

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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 May 21, 2013

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

zw22wz on June 9, 2013

Very beautiful shot, LIKE


Christos Theodorou on June 9, 2013

zw22wz - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Christos Theodorou on December 17, 2013


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

Horst Reisinger on December 31, 2013

Very interesting Motiv!


Greetings, Horst

Calroy on December 31, 2013

A wonderful artistic architecture.


Cheers. Roy.

PS I hope you got the translation problem resolved.

Christos Theodorou on December 31, 2013

Horst Reisinger

Calroy - the translation is better now :-)

Many thanks for your visit and comments – Happy New Year ! Greetings. // Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Joyeuse Bonne Année ! Amitiés.

Stathis Chionidis on January 1, 2014

Παντα καλοτραβηγμενες και καλοστημενες οι εικονες σου Χρηστο απο τον πλανητη. Καλη χρονια με πολυ υγεια και ομορφα ταξιδια. ΣτΑθης

Christos Theodorou on January 1, 2014

Stathis Xionidis - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Ευτυχές το Νέον Έτος ! Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς.

<elbor> on January 12, 2014

Beautiful night shot, amazing shadow of Antonio Gaudi project house. Greetings - Lech.

Christos Theodorou on January 12, 2014

<elbor> - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Bill Plakoutsis on January 22, 2014

όμορφη λήψη !

Christos Theodorou on January 22, 2014

Bill Plakoutsis - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλά χαιρετίσματα

miru3po on March 14, 2014


Christos Theodorou on March 14, 2014

miru3po - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

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

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  • Uploaded on September 15, 2012
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2012/08/17 23:23:34
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 30.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO1600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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