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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 21, 2013

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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

Modesta Roman Tae on July 22, 2013

Very beautiful building

Greetings from Indonesia to Athens

L

ROMAN

janamare26 on July 22, 2013

Beautiful view.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

Doru Paiusan on July 22, 2013

Beautiful! (L&F)

kovi53 on July 22, 2013

Dear Christos!

Great perspective and composition, beautiful shot. I like it! Thanks for your visit and kind words.

Greetings from Budapest, Viktor

Christos Theodorou on July 22, 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.

Andrés Andonie on July 22, 2013

Fantástico el lugar, muy bien capturado. Preciosa la foto. Like

Saludos, Andrés

Christos Theodorou on July 22, 2013

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

ka9894 on July 22, 2013

Wonderful view of Parc Güell !

I have been here.

L

Best wishes, :)

Kat

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on July 22, 2013

I know that this park is so beautiful- Good capture--like 76--AnaM

Christos Theodorou on July 22, 2013

ka9894

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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

Pom' on July 23, 2013

un parc magnifique, avec une très belle idée de l'architecture et du monde. amitiés, pom'

Christos Theodorou on July 23, 2013

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

Andrzej Brudziński..… on July 23, 2013

Beautiful photo!

Like78!

Greetings Andrzej

Alicja Azalicja on July 23, 2013

Gaudi was a great visionary architect. His name is enrolled in golden letters in the history of architecture. Christos, your images are as beautiful as visions of Gaudi.
LIKE
Best wishes. Alicja

Christos Theodorou on July 23, 2013

Andrzej Brudziński...

azalicja


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

Judit Losonciné Zana on July 23, 2013

Dear Christos!

Very nice photo, and colors compositio.

Interesting, and superb architecture.

Very I liked!

All the best, Judit

Christos Theodorou on July 23, 2013

Losonciné Zana Judit

moorteufel


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

Farkas István on July 24, 2013

Excellent view! LIKE.

Best wishes, István.

Christos Theodorou on July 24, 2013

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

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