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)

luciano bernardi on November 15, 2012

Bella foto fatta nel giusto momento. Ciao.

"Cuky"/A.S.G."NO VIE… on November 15, 2012

My CONGRATULATION before this beautiful WORK OF ART, both architectural and photographic. Like. Antonio/Cuky's embraces.

australien67h on November 15, 2012




Vanni Lazzari on November 15, 2012

Molto bella, like. Saluti Vanni

Carmen T. on November 15, 2012

Beautiful photography and details, Like

Greetings from Zaragoza, Carmen

mackedwars on November 15, 2012

Magnífica imagen amigo Christos Theodorou de esa obra de arte del inmortal Gaudí.

Like y favorita

Cordiales saludos de Eduardo.

Dumbrava Laur on November 15, 2012

Magnificent light and details!


Haggs on November 15, 2012

Very beautifully seen great capture Like + F

cheets99 on November 15, 2012

Christos Theodorou very interesting photo! great angle. LIKE Cheers!

Voar Alto on November 15, 2012

Great shot,LK; Greetings,Eduardo:

Zygmunt Borowski on November 15, 2012

Gaudi always great! Good photo, like!

All the best, Zygmunt

ermukoa on November 15, 2012

Buena composición con maravillosa luz.Me gusta.un saludo

Бобан Армуш on November 15, 2012

Πολυ ωραια λεπτομερεια, αρεσει 27. Χαιρετίσματα.

Christos Theodorou on November 15, 2012

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓

luciano bernardi




Vanni Lazzari - VL E…






Voar Alto

Zygmunt Borowski


Бобан Армуш

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

Tewbacka on November 16, 2012

That's different architecture! Like it cheers Gary

Robert Kallaschek on November 16, 2012

YSL to this wonderful perspective - Great.

Arpad Dudas on November 16, 2012

Excellent photo :-)


Greetings, Arpad

Maria Wargers on November 16, 2012

Beautiful photo! Like. Greetings, Maria

Krystyna SIEG on November 16, 2012

Super photo..LIKE...greetings,Krystyna:)

Majka44 on November 16, 2012

Wonderful view, fantastic architecture and beautiful photo.


Greetings and best wishes from Slovakia


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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
    • No flash