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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juncujuncu on November 25, 2012

BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. LIKE

Christos Theodorou on November 25, 2012

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

chene nos on November 26, 2012

fantastica fotografia de una de las mejores obras de estos dos ultimos siglos. todos los alumnos de arquitectura deberian antes de acabar su carrera ver este edificio. abrazos amigo. Like y favorita.

Christos Theodorou on November 26, 2012

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

Christos Theodorou on November 27, 2012

Karamel - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

AnnaJolanta 3 on November 27, 2012

WOW! SUPER! L!

Christos Theodorou on November 27, 2012

AnnaJolanta 3 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Hans Rohm on November 28, 2012

Nice detail picture.

Like 89.

Many greetings, Hans

Tuấn CaNon on November 28, 2012

Very nice photo

Like 90

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Christos Theodorou on November 28, 2012

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

Juan Emilio on November 29, 2012

Beautiful composition and light, like. Greetings Juan Emilio

Christos Theodorou on November 29, 2012

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

ch' caf' on December 1, 2012

Une photo joliment composée. J'aime! Amitiés, Christian

csorszfoto on December 1, 2012

First-class work.

Wonderful photo and great crop images.

Сергей Миронов on December 1, 2012

Отличное фото!

Christos Theodorou on December 1, 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.

BritPlom on December 1, 2012

Beautifull photo!

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Greetings, François

Avel-Breizh on December 1, 2012

Gaudi émerveille le quotidien.

Christos Theodorou on December 1, 2012

BritPlom

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Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

leone marino on December 1, 2012

Marvellous shot...like! Many greetings, leone marino

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