Finally! After, what, 4 months, finally my second Barcelona post…
I took so many pictures of the main Gaudi attractions, it’s really quite sickening. Seriously, way too many. My first run through this post, I had over 50 photos. Somehow I managed to cut the number in half. I’m sure there are a thousand of the same photo that other people have taken, so I’m not sure that I can offer a better perspective. Still – enjoy:
La Pedrera – Casa Milà
Casa Mila – exterior
Atrium, Casa Mila
Windows and Smokestacks on the roof of La Pedrera
Doorknob inside Casa Mila – I feel in love with this thing. It’s perfectly formed so that your fingers curve around it and your thumb rests on the end. *want*
Casa Batllo, exterior
Inside Casa Batllo, overlooking Passeig de Gracia
Lightwell inside Casa Batllo. The tiles are darker blue toward the top, lighter toward the bottom, giving the entire lightwell the appearance of being one color throughout.
Smokestacks on the roof of Casa Batllo
Roof of Casa Batllo – this is supposed to be the ridge along the back of a dragon
Sagrada Familia – Nativity Facade
Doves on Glory Facade
Detail – Doves on cypress tree
Detail from the Passion Facade
Detail of door on the Nativity Facade. The entire (massive) door (two of them) had words carved out – it was stunning.
Detail on door at Sagrada Familia. This set of doors was, I think, metal, and had all kinds of reliefs in it.
Interior, ceiling of Sagada Familia
Interior of Sagrada Familia – the columns are supposed to look like tree trunks, rising and branching out to the sky.
Light spilling in from the ceiling and lighting up the triangle – I can’t remember, but I think this is supposed to represent God’s eye. Can’t seem to find it online anywhere, anyone want to help me out?
- Sagrada Familia – Model of what the Glory Facade will look like once complete
Here’s a great video showing the final stages of construction and what the cathedral will look like when finished (eta 2026):
The entrance of Parc Guell
Ceiling and columns
The back side of the benches
Stay tuned for the next post, with pretty pictures of non-Gaudi architecture. Hopefully it won’t be another 4 months!