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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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Christos Theodorou on July 18, 2013



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

tombraidervienna / N… on July 19, 2013

Gaudi is great!

Nice shot - LIKE

Greetings from Vienna

Wonderful picture!LIKE!Best wishes,Niko

Raupe on July 19, 2013

Sehr interessanter Ort! Fantastisches Foto, Like+Fav! Tschüss, Susi

Biplab Kumar Pal on July 19, 2013

Excellent shot, L56, best wishes, Biplab.

febrok korbef on July 19, 2013

Beautiful photo and interesting place in Spain.

Greetings febrok

Takimirimo on July 19, 2013

Beautiful and interesting place and great photo. L.

mbe21 on July 19, 2013

Very nice photography Christos, it looks great at full size ;)

Cheers Mick

Jean Louis Capdevill… on July 19, 2013

Endroit un peu baroque mais envoutant. Superbe photo. Amicalement. Jean Louis

Tomros - Pano on July 20, 2013

wonderful, interesting place & great photograph!

Like 61.

greetings, tomas from Toronto

Inka Cze on July 20, 2013

Very impressive view ! LIKE Greetings

© Paolo Bonassin on July 21, 2013

Like un saluto amichevole Paolo

emilyA-NO Views on July 21, 2013

Amazing shot!. I love it!. L + YS. Warmest greetings, Emily

Adriana Bruno on July 21, 2013

LIKE, bel punto di vista! Un saluto, Adriana

Méry 3°人~°。 on July 21, 2013

Magnifique vue du parc, belle photo. AIME !...

Sur ma terrasse - (On my terrace) ° Cannes ° G 2 à Grasse

 Amicalement depuis Cannes (France) ... et ...  merci pour votre prochaine visite !!!
Christos Theodorou on July 21, 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.

JOSE on July 21, 2013

Beautiful view! Great shot!


Best wishes, Jose!

Denis Kolec on July 21, 2013

Nice !! L68

Janusz Kulik on July 21, 2013

Przepiękne zdjęcie i kadr!!! LIKE 69 pozdrawiam, Janusz

Christos Theodorou on July 21, 2013


Denis Kolec

Janusz Kulik

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

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