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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Krystyna Koch on September 19, 2012

Really great and beautiful architecture:)

LIKE Nice greetings from Gliwice, Poland, Krystyna.

Christos Theodorou on September 19, 2012

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Flipantunes on September 19, 2012

A diferent and spectacular view of the Batló house. Like that nocturn. L84

Rosalia© on September 19, 2012

Very beautiful presentation LIKE&FAV. Best regars, Rosali

janusz_k on September 19, 2012

Casa Batlló at night... Like

Kind regards,Janusz

✿ܓ Gyöngyi ✿ܓ on September 19, 2012

Ενδιαφέρουσα ιστοσελίδα.

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Με φιλικούς χαιρετισμούς από την Ουγγαρία Gyöngyi

poludziber on September 19, 2012

Molto bella, like....ciao, Flavio

Christos Theodorou on September 19, 2012

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. Respecto desde Atenas – Christos / Molte grazie a tutti voi per le vostre visite ed i vostri commenti recenti gentili. Saluti da 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.

khoi tranduc on September 19, 2012

Very nice photo! Like!

Christos Theodorou on September 19, 2012

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

OPAPAYA on September 19, 2012

LIKE 91

LeoW on September 19, 2012

wonderful light and capture, like

best wishes, Leo

Oleg Timofeev on September 20, 2012

Fantastic architecture! Like & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

pembo on September 20, 2012

A very nice night shot and building - L94!

Kind regards, pembo from Kiel

Christos Theodorou on September 20, 2012

OPAPAYA

LeoW

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Jul@ on September 20, 2012

Amazing architecture,beautiful night shot! Kind regards

romulus111 on September 20, 2012

Piękny budynek w Barcelonie Wspaniale go pokazałeś Podoba się like Thank you for visit nice comment and like - Greetings Romulus

Manuel pino on September 20, 2012

Una preciosa captura de esta gran obra...espero te haya gustado la " ciudad condal"...like..sdos..bcn

Christos Theodorou on September 20, 2012

Gravedigger

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Garzer on September 20, 2012

Beautiful photo!Like! Greetings, Klaus

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

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