Barcelona, Casa Batlló - l'obra mestra de Gaudí, amb il · luminació / la obra maestra de Gaudí, con iluminación - DEC. 2012 CONTEST

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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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Eduardo Ortin on May 2

Precioso detalle de esta maravilla de Gaudí.L+F.Saludos de Eduardo.

Eduardo Ortin - Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens

Videoxpornos on May 2

Amazing pic! I love Gaudí. 10 years living in Barcelona next to sagrada familia and i can't walk in front of it without stop for a minute just to be inspired. Un saludo des de Barcelona!

Schönes und interessantes Bild!


Gruß, Manfred

Begoña CL on May 2

WOW!!!! Stunning image, fantastic detail!! YSL

Best wishes, Begoña

Beautiful View,Excellent Shot,
LIKE 133,
Greetings from India,Kamalakar.
Keep Panoramio ALIVE.

albertLM on May 2

beautifully framed!




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Christos Theodorou on June 12


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

Heinrich Andreas on June 15

Ein Extra-baut... fantastisch und sehr schöne sieht es aus L
Schöne Grüße, Heinrich

Christos Theodorou on June 15

Heinrich Andreas - Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens

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

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