Barcelona – Gaudi

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:

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La Pedrera – Casa Milà

Gaudi, Barcelona Spain

Casa Mila – exterior

La Pedrera, Gaudi, Barcelona Spain

Atrium, Casa Mila

Guadi, Barcelona Spain

Windows and Smokestacks on the roof of La Pedrera

Gaudi, La Pedrera, Barcelona Spain

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*

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Casa Batlló

Barcelona Spain, Gaudi

Casa Batllo, exterior

Gaudi, Barcelona Spain

Inside Casa Batllo, overlooking Passeig de Gracia

Gaudi, Barcelona Spain

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.

Gaudi, Barcelona Spain

Smokestacks on the roof of Casa Batllo

Gaudi, Barcelona Spain

Roof of Casa Batllo – this is supposed to be the ridge along the back of a dragon

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Sagrada Familia

Barcelona Spain

Sagrada Familia – Nativity Facade

Barcelona Spain

Doves on Glory Facade

Barcelona Spain

Detail – Doves on cypress tree

Gaudi Barcelona Spain

Detail from the Passion Facade

Barcelona Spain

Detail of door on the Nativity Facade.  The entire (massive) door (two of them) had words carved out – it was stunning.

Barcelona Spain

Detail on door at Sagrada Familia.  This set of doors was, I think, metal, and had all kinds of reliefs in it.

Barcelona Spain

Interior, ceiling of Sagada Familia

Barcelona Spain

Interior of Sagrada Familia – the columns are supposed to look like tree trunks, rising and branching out to the sky.

Barcelona Spain

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?Gaudi, Barcelona Spain

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):

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Park Güell

Barcelona Spain, Gaudi

The entrance of Parc Guell

Barcelona Spain

Parc Guell

Barcelona Spain

Ceiling and columns

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The back side of the benches

Gaudi Barcelona Spain

Columns

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Stay tuned for the next post, with pretty pictures of non-Gaudi architecture.  Hopefully it won’t be another 4 months!

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