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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Comments (209)

Dana Valentova on November 14, 2012

Very interesting composition, Chris


Have a nice evening, Dana

Christos Theodorou on November 14, 2012

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

Karp Panta on November 14, 2012

Fantàstic detall de les balconeres de la casa Batlló. YsL.

Salutacions cordials des de Barcelona, Karppanta.

borzoskata on November 14, 2012



Christos Theodorou on November 14, 2012



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

Guizel J.c on November 14, 2012

Beautiful picture,composition and details



Bassam Jayousi on November 14, 2012

Magnificent view, a Wonderful shot! /LIKE/

Greetings from Dubai, Bassam

EdwardTurJ on November 14, 2012

Greetings, Christos Theodorou!
Nice capture!
Best wishes from Chernivtsi in Ukraine, Edward

Christos Theodorou on November 14, 2012




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

aggeliki.k on November 14, 2012

εντυπωσιακη ληψη!!!!!!!


Christos Theodorou on November 14, 2012

aggeliki.k - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς

photosofghosts on November 14, 2012

Nice tonalities, great photo, LIKE !
Greetings from Italy

cp_u on November 15, 2012

great shot, great perspective, beautiful light! LK
ciao, cp_u

c. bayernengel on November 15, 2012

wunderschöne Balkone, like

leoleoo on November 15, 2012

perfect time

Jan Åge Pedersen on November 15, 2012

Looks biological, extraterrestial! Like!

Pepe Balsas on November 15, 2012

Christos Theodorou:

Preciosa fotografía de detalle.

Like 12

Un saludo cordial.

kyrd on November 15, 2012




Christos Theodorou on November 15, 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.

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on November 15, 2012

Excelente encuadre, tienes que ampliarla para ver de que se trata!! like 14 + + + favorite 4

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

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  • Uploaded on November 14, 2012
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2012/08/17 23:25:58
    • Exposure: 0.077s (1/13)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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