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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Svetlana R. on November 16, 2012

Great pictures! This is a fantastic architecture. LIKE! With best regards, Svetlana.

Christos Theodorou on November 16, 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.

Lucien Kivit on November 16, 2012

Wonderful architecture. Very beautiful nightshot view, LIKE 36 and good luck in the contest, regards Lucien

João Paulo Coutinho on November 16, 2012

Excelente foto.LIKE

tirulero1 on November 16, 2012

Questi balconi così ben fotografati assomigliano moltissimo a maschere del teatro,bravissimo,L+F,saluti Antonio

Ana Maria Westphalen… on November 16, 2012

Bom angulo,bela arquitetura, Like 39,abraço Ana Maria.

Christos Theodorou on November 16, 2012

Lucien Kivit

João Paulo Coutinho

tirulero1

Ana Maria Scarpellini


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

janamare26 on November 16, 2012

Fantastic architecture.Very good photo.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

Christos Theodorou on November 16, 2012

janamare26 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Dorota Ke on November 17, 2012

Wonderful shot!

Greetings,Dorota

Yane LB on November 17, 2012

De nuit, c'est encore plus spectaculaire.L

Dimitris Liapopoulos… on November 17, 2012

Όμορφη καταγραφή της λεπτομέρειας σε μια υπέροχη εικόνα!

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Χαιρετισμούς, Δημήτρης & Μαρία

Christos Theodorou on November 17, 2012

Dorota Ke

Yane&André

diliapo & Mary C


Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes / Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς

Giannis Korilis on November 17, 2012

Το θέμα και η σύλληψη !τέλεια εικόνα...LIKE...πολλους χαιρετισμούς παππούς

Gyula Kaszás on November 17, 2012

Very good photo! LIKE!

KevinNoles on November 17, 2012

A really beautiful capture...well taken!

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Best wishes from England, Kevin

M.Kranenborg-Torn on November 17, 2012

Nice detail picture, like.

Greetings from Greetje

Rainer D on November 17, 2012

Hello Christos, Just wonderful, as faces! Nice impression! Like, greetings Rainer

Christos Theodorou on November 17, 2012

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dziwnowik on November 17, 2012

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ GOLDEN STAR ♥ LIKE ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ greetings from Poland , Peter ♥ ♥ ♥


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