Monday, February 05, 2024

The Shape Of Gaudí


These photos were taken on the roof of Casa Milà, known as La Pedrera, a Modernista building in Barcelona, Spain.

It was designed by architect Antoni Gaudí and was built between 1906 and 1912.
It is Antoni Gaudi's "most iconic work of civic architecture due to both its constructional and functional innovations, as well as its ornamental and decorative solutions." 
Here, you can see Antoni Gaudí's most famous work, La Sagrada Familia.
The architecture of this building was fantastic.  From its exterior wrought iron balconies to the railing on the stairs to the butterfly wing design gates on the front of the building to the spectacular catenary arches in the attic area.
The chimneys are other-worldly.
They look like an army of soldiers from the future but also reminiscent of designs of the past.

We were fortunate to visit Spain off-season, so the tourist crowds were very thin.  This allowed us a lot of time at the three Gaudí structures we visited.  I could have stayed even longer.  There's so much to look at, the extra time allows you to see things you may have missed the first time you looked.  

I will definitely be going back to Spain and I'd love to visit all of these locations again and some of the other Gaudí structures in Barcelona.  It was definitely one of our favorite vacations and I'd recommend that if you're even thinking of visiting, do it.  It's well worth your time.

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2016: Steakhouse Din
2015: Water Is Precious
2014: Who's That Behind Those Foster Grants?
2013: Where Are The Cushy Couches And Fat Laps?
2012: The Stealth Trucker
2011: Aisles Filled With Q-Tips
2010: Lights, Camera, Action!
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