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 (199)

Poésie POESIE on November 19, 2012

originale cette photo bravo !!Je te remercie Christos Theodorou de ton passage, bonne journée, Amitiés Poésie

bakyy photo on November 19, 2012

very good composition and nice light

like

greetings

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on November 19, 2012

Excelente! buena perspectiva y color--me gusta 63 YS 17--AnaM

eri kitrinaki on November 20, 2012

ΓΕΙΑ ΣΟΥ ΝΙΚΟ! ΑΠΙΘΑΝΗ ΕΙΚΟΝΑ ΜΕ ΥΠΕΡΟΧΟ ΦΩΤΙΣΜΟ ΚΑΙ ΧΡΩΜΑΤΑ... ΣΥΓΧΑΡΗΤΗΡΙΑ. Μ'ΑΡΕΣΕΙ & ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΗ

Christos Theodorou on November 20, 2012

POESIE

bakyy

AnaMariaOss

eri kitrinaki - λάθος όνομα!


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

Marcello Caponnetto on November 20, 2012

Nice shot!
Thank you for visiting my gallery.
LIKE
james2012

Christos Theodorou on November 20, 2012

james2012 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

leo1383 on November 20, 2012

Like,well taken,nice capture,greetings

Christos Theodorou on November 20, 2012

leo1383 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Guia arquitectura on November 20, 2012

Buen detalle en la noche.

luky99ful on November 20, 2012

Nice shoot,Like ,Luky.

Christos Theodorou on November 20, 2012

Guia arquitectura

luky9


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varkos on November 20, 2012

Πολύ καλές λεπτομέρειες! Αρέσει!

Christos Theodorou on November 20, 2012

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

Le Marcheur on November 21, 2012

Un autre photo bien penser on dirait des masques humain

Stephan van Vuuren. on November 21, 2012

like

elakramine on November 21, 2012

Très belle photo,Originale !!

LYS

Amiiés, elakramine

Christos Theodorou on November 21, 2012

Le marcheur

Stephan van Vuuren

elakramine


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

Farkas István on November 21, 2012

Fantastic shot,my friend Christos! LIKE. Best wishes,István.

Christos Theodorou on November 21, 2012

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

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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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