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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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kurt Oblak on July 17, 2013

Like 1,liebe Grüße KURT

Kostia Semytskyi on July 17, 2013

Nice! L + F

borjan11 on July 17, 2013

Interesting photo! LIKE. Best regards, borjan.

Christos Theodorou on July 17, 2013

kurt Oblak

Kostia Semytskyi

borjan11


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

Mario Vargas G. on July 17, 2013

estupendo angulo, GAudi fue genial

Sławek K. on July 17, 2013

Wonderful photo! I like it very much. Greeting & Like

Michael Sumerin on July 17, 2013

Great photos. Love it. Michael.

Giorgos Dimitriadis on July 17, 2013

Πανεμορφη συνθεση,Αρεσει 6 Χαιρετισματα,Γιωργος

Puna on July 17, 2013

Wonderful SHOT many thanks for sharing,many thanks for the info like.

xacobeo4 on July 17, 2013

Magnifico encuadre, wowwww! que perfecta perspectiva nitidez color,L& SI** GREETINGS Good Luck

Mojzer László on July 17, 2013

Hello Christos! I like this photo, beautiful pictures. Have a nice day, my friend. Greetings: Laci LIKE

John J Slovinec, Sr on July 17, 2013

A wonderful shot Christos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like * Greetings, John

~Marlene~ No Views! on July 17, 2013

Wonderful composition & view, Christos! Like

Greetings, Marlene

bettyzimmermann *NO … on July 17, 2013

Excellente vue et composition, Christos. Une perspective que j'aurais aimé pouvoir prendre.

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Cordialement. Betty

Ali Raza on July 17, 2013

Perfect view,Beautiful shot LIKE Best wishes

ASY photos on July 17, 2013

Good catch, excellent shot!

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Best regards

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takis dimitrakakis on July 17, 2013

Εξαιρετική σύνθεση Χρήστο και φυσικά Α+Α.

Χαιρετισμούς, Τάκης.

FotOlga on July 17, 2013

Wonderful photo and beautiful view! L Greetings, Olga

Inger Karlin Larsson on July 17, 2013

Wonderful photo of a very pleasant place!!! Like + YS
Best wishes, Inger

Christos Theodorou on July 17, 2013

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. Hola desde Atenas – Christos // Molte grazie a tutti voi per le vostre visite ed i vostri commenti recenti gentili. Saluti d’ 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.

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Photo taken in Park Güell, Carrer d'Olot, s/n, 08024 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Park Güell

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  • Uploaded on July 17, 2013
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2012/08/26 18:15:10
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 26.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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