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)

JeO112 on November 21, 2012

Hello Christos
Great photo take! I like the angle
that you took this photo. Kind regards
from Puerto Rico...JeO112

Christos Theodorou on November 21, 2012

JeO112 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

d1c1 on November 21, 2012

Beautiful photography !!! LIKE Greetings

Christos Theodorou on November 21, 2012

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

Andrés Andonie on November 21, 2012

Very attractive composition. Like. Friendly greetings, Andrés

Christos Theodorou on November 21, 2012

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

Panozzo 64 on November 22, 2012

Fascinating capture!!

Good luck in contest

Ciao Claudio

Mata Hary on November 22, 2012

Very nice and spectacular. Like! Greetings Mata Hary

Christos Theodorou on November 22, 2012

P@nozzoC64

Mata Hary


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

Petr19, Zastávka, CZ on November 23, 2012

Fenomenální Gaudi, L-78, zdravím, Petr

Christos Theodorou on November 23, 2012

Petr19, Zastávka - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Beatriz Abella Villa… on November 24, 2012

Me fascinan esos balcones. Bonita imagen con esa iluminación nocturna.

Saludos!

Christos Theodorou on November 24, 2012

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

Martin Beitz on November 24, 2012

Well seen detail. YSL. Best wishes, Martin.

Christos Theodorou on November 24, 2012

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Roberto Rubiliani on November 25, 2012

Fantastic shot, bravo and LK

Christos Theodorou on November 25, 2012

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

sogesehen on November 25, 2012

Gut gesehen +ys M*

Christos Theodorou on November 25, 2012

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der_pusher on November 25, 2012

Wonderful location - wonderful picture +++++++++LIKE83+++++FAV22++++++ greetings from germany Andreas

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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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