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Spain, Barcelona, Casa Mila, La Pedrera, Güell Park, Casa Batlló, Antoni Gaudi
in Berlin Kreuzberg 2014

by Wis - Wieslaw Sadurski

 

I saw 1975 Profession Reporter - a movie by Antonioni with Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider.
Great movie made a great impression on me, but what I saw there and lifelong remembered was CASA MILA - the house built by Antonio Gaudi. Some scenes were filmed on the roof of that building.
I read about it and saw some art catalogs. That happened to be one of my few dreams - ach, once to see these wonders! Forty years later my dream came true. I went there and enjoyed the views profoundly. Here we are!

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, 1852 - 1926

Antoni Gaudi black and white photography.

was a Catalan architect recognized as one of the geniuses of the relevant discipline.
From childhood Gaudí was an attentive observer of nature, which attracted to the shapes, colors and geometry.
He worked for commissions for individual customers to create their private mansions such as Casa Vicens and the Palau Güell, but some of his clients, members of the rising middle class in the new century, commissioned him apartment buildings, three of them Barcelona: in Casa Calvet, Casa Batllo and Casa Mila.

The evolution of Antoni Gaudí begins to transcend the principles of Gothic and leave the work to create a style that is essential for modern architecture.
In his work play geometric and structural components a central role.
Gaudí's work represents the genius of the architect, expressing particular spatial qualities and plasticity of undulating lines and the harmony of colors and materials, both architectural structures and carved elements.

Antoni Gaudí is the artist who was ahead of his time, and he was misunderstood by his era. On 7 June 1926, at the junction of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes and Carrer de Bailèn, Gaudí was knocked down by a number 30 tram. Seriously injured, he was taken to the Hospital de la Santa Creu, where he died three days later. His body was buried on 12 June in the Carmen chapel in the crypt of La Sagrada Família. His coffin, which was carried through a large part of the city, was followed by a crowd who wanted to say farewell to the man who was the city’s most illustrious architect.

Antoni Gaudi - CASA MILA - La Pedrera - Barcelona

  Casa Milà is the result of two buildings, structured around two courtyards that provide light to the nine levels. The resulting layout is shaped like an asymmetrical "8" because of the different shape and size of the courtyards.
Gaudí began the first sketches in his workshop in the Sagrada Familia, where he conceived of this house as a constant curve, both outside and inside, incorporating multiple solutions of formal geometry and elements of a naturalistic nature.

One of the most significant parts of the building is the roof, crowned with skylights, staircase exits, fans, and chimneys. All of these elements, constructed with timbrel coated with limestone, broken marble or glass, have a specific architectural function. Nevertheless, they have become real sculptures integrated into the building.

 

Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Ventilation towers.
Casa Mila - Ventilation towers.
Casa Mila chimneys   Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - chimneys known as witch scarers.
Casa Mila chimneys. Casa Milà roof architecture, chimneys known as witch scarers.
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - front street wall. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - chimney. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Detail of an original balcony.
Casa Mila - Front of the building. Casa Mila Detail of an original balcony, showing the self-supporting stone facade, also supported by curved iron beams.
  The building is a unique entity, where the shape of the exterior continues to the interior. The apartments feature ceilings with plaster reliefs of great dynamism, handcrafted wooden doors, windows, and furniture, and the design of the hydraulic pavement and different ornamental elements.

The stairways were intended for services, in that access to housing was by elevator except for the noble floor, where Gaudí added a staircase of a particular configuration. Gaudí wanted the people who lived in the flats to all know each other. Therefore there were only lifts on every second floor so people had to communicate with one another on different floors.
 
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - chimneys. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - glass chimneys. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - chimneys.
Casa Mila Casa Mila Casa Mila
Glass towers on the roof - one of the chimneys was topped with glass pieces –
it was said that Gaudí did that the day after the inauguration of the building, taking advantage of the empty bottles from the party.
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - roof and chimneys. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - roof and chimneys.
Casa Mila Casa Mila

Regarding the structure, Casa Milà is characterized by its self-supporting stone facade, which connects to the internal structure of each floor by means of curved iron beams surrounding the perimeter of each floor.
This construction system allows, on one hand, large openings in the facade which give light to the homes, and on the other, free structuring of the different levels, so that all walls can be demolished without affecting the stability of the building.
This allows the owners to change their minds at will and to modify, without problems, the interior layout of the homes.
 
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - The courtyard. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - roof and chimneys.
Casa Mila The courtyard. Casa Mila
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Bibliothek. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Working room. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Children room. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Children room. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Dining room.
Casa Mila Bibliothek. Casa Mila Working room. Casa Mila Children room. Casa Mila Children room. Casa Mila Dining room.
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - chairs. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - courtyard. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Wieslaw Sadurski at the kitchen table.
Casa Mila chairs. Casa Mila courtyard. Casa Mila
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - interior.   Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - the patio.
Casa Mila   Casa Mila - The patio.
  The building has a completely original solution in solving the lobby to not being a closed and dark, but also for its open and airy courtyards connection with that equally important in gaining a place of transit and directly visible to the user accessing the building.

Gaudí, as he had done in Casa Batlló, designed furniture specifically for the main floor. It was part of the concept artwork in which the architect assumes responsibility for global issues such as the structure and the facade, as every detail of the decor, design furniture and accessories such as lamps, planters, floors or ceilings.

The building's unconventional style made it the subject of much criticism. It was given the nickname "La Pedrera" - "The Quarry". Casa Milà appeared in many satirical magazines. Homeowners in Passeig de Gracia became angry with Milà and ceased to say hello to him, arguing that the weird building by Gaudí would lower the price of land in the area.
 
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Dining table. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Kitchen. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Gramophon. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Sculpture. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - interior.
Casa Mila Dining table. Kitchen in Casa Mila. Casa Mila Gramophon. Casa Mila Sculpture. Casa Mila
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - paintings cover the walls.   Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - staircase.
Casa Mila - paintings cover the walls, with access protected by a giant iron gate.   Casa Mila
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Servant room. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Bed. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Sleeping room. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Sleeping room. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Milà, Barcelona - photography - Bathroom.
Servant room in Casa Mila. Bed in Casa Mila. Sleeping room in Casa Mila. Sleeping room in Casa Mila. Bathroom in Casa Mila.
 

Antonio Gaudi - GÜELL PARK in Barcelona

Park Guell is one of the most impressive public parks in the world. In the beginning of the 20th century, Eusebi Güell commissioned Antoni Gaudí to draw up the project. The Park, one of Gaudí’s major undertakings, was originally planned as a private gardened residential area with around sixty houses in the heights of Barcelona.
The development project was a failure. It is a public space today.
Spain declared Park Güell of national cultural interest in 1969. UNESCO added the park to its list of World Heritage sites in 1984.

   
 
 

The park was inspired by the English garden city movement. The site was a rocky hill with little vegetation, called Bare Mountain.
The intention was to exploit the fresh air away from smoky factories and beautiful views from the site.

Park Güell is the reflexion of Gaudí’s artistic plenitude. The architect perfected his personal style through inspiration from organic shapes found in nature. He put into practice a series of new structural solutions rooted in the deep analysis of geometry and its shapes.
To that, the artist adds creative liberty and an imaginative, ornamental creation. Starting from a sort of baroquism, his works acquire a structural richness of forms and volumes, free of the rational rigidity or any sort of classic premisses.

In the design of Park Güell, Gaudí unleashed all his architectonic genius and put to practice much of his innovative structural solutions that would become the symbol of his organic style and that would culminate in the creation of the Sagrada Familia.

 
Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - pavilon roof. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - Cross.

The large cross at the Park's high-point offers the most complete view of Barcelona and the bay.

It is possible to view the main city in panorama, with the Sagrada Família visible at a distance.

Güell Park

Güell Park Cross.  

Colonnaded pathway where the road projects out from the hillside, with the vaulting forming a retaining wall which curves over to support the road, and transmits the load onto sloping columns.

Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - Veronique Sadurski. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography.
Veronique in Güell Park. Güell Park
Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - stone wall.   Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - mosaics.
Güell Park stone wall.   Güell Park mosaics.
Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - The Gaudi House Museum. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - columns. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - terrace walls.
Güell Park - The Gaudi House Museum. Güell Park columns. Güell Park - terrace walls.
 
  The Park Güell seems to come from a fairy tale. It's a strange, unique and even magical place that is certainly nice but a walk through the park brings surpasses even greatest imagination. The strange shapes and bold color combinations that blend with the vegetation of the park, give rise to a world from which the visitor is attracted.
In every corner you can feel the passion of the architect. Gaudí wanted human intervention in this forest blend harmoniously into the landscape; certainly succeeded. Snails, mushrooms, leaves, flowers, tree stumps and elephants appear constantly in the mosaics and the architectural design. Even the extractor for the fireplace in the caretaker building is shaped like an inverted mushroom.
 
Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - An uninterrupted view of the terrace walls.   Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - Roadway in the Park.
Güell Park - An uninterrupted view of the terrace walls.   Roadway in the Güell Park .
  - resembles the pine trees of the park. In order to fit in, the road and walkways between the terraces were built with stones quarried within the park. Bird nests have been installed in the walkways.
Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - Mosaic. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - Wieslaw Sadurski. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - mosaics.
Güell Park mosaics. Güell Park - Wieslaw Sadurski. Güell Park mosaic.
Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - Barcelona view from terrace of Park. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - mosaics. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - Salamander sculpture in Park.
Güell Park view from terrace. Güell Park Mosaic. Güell Park - multicolored mosaic salamander,
popularly known as the dragon, at the main entrance.

Park Güell is skillfully designed and composed to bring the peace and calm that one would expect from a park. The buildings flanking the entrance, though very original and remarkable with fantastically shaped roofs with unusual pinnacles, fit in well with the use of the park as pleasure gardens and seem inconspicuous in the landscape when one considers the flamboyance of other buildings designed by Gaudí.

   
Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - View from the main terrace of the park. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - sculpture.
Güell Park - View from the main terrace of the park. Güell Park sculpture
Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - long bench in the form of a sea serpent. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - serpent bench mosaic. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - long bench in the form of a sea serpent.
Güell Park serpent bench.
  The focal point of the park is the main terrace, surrounded by a long bench in the form of a sea serpent.
The curves of the serpent bench form a number of enclaves, creating a more social atmosphere.
Gaudí incorporated many motifs of Catalan nationalism, and elements from religious mysticism and ancient poetry, into the Park.

The unique shape of the serpentine bench enables the people sitting on it to converse privately, although the square is large.
The bench is tiled and in order to dry up quickly after it rains, small bumps were installed by Gaudí.
 
Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - stairway. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - ceiling. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - stairway.
Güell Park stairway. Güell Park ceiling. Güell Park stairway.
Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - Pavilion at the entrance of the Park. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - terrace.
Güell Park terrace. Güell Park - Pavilion at the entrance. Güell Park terrace.
Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - Haus. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - column. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - Veronique Sadurski.
Güell Park Güell Park Veronique in Güell Park.
Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - green spaces. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - terrace walls. Antoni Gaudi, Güell Park, Barcelona - photography - bird nests.
Güell Park green. Güell Park Güell Park - bird nests built by Gaudí in the terrace walls.
The walls imitate the trees planted on them.

The park supports a wide variety of wildlife, notably several of the non-native species of parrot found in the Barcelona area.
Other birds can be seen from the park, with records including short-toed eagle. The park also supports a population of hummingbird hawk moths.

   

Antonio Gaudi - CASA BATLLÓ in Barcelona

 
  Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the center of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces.

The building was built 1875-77 in Barcelona, had a basement, a ground floor, four other floors and a garden in the back. Textile manufacturer Josep Batlló, who was the owner since 1900, initially planned demolition of the house and place at this point a new building in 1904, but eventually decided on a contract to rebuild the building.
The initial task was to bring down the building and build a new one; however, Batlló convinced Gaudi to keep it and make a transformation reforming only the facade. Finally intervention, however, went far beyond as it was a major reorganization of spaces, more natural lighting and ventilation, two-story additions and remodeling the attic and the roof.

Josep wanted an architect that would design a house that was like no other and stood out as being audacious and creative. He chose the architect who had designed Park Güell because he wanted him to come up with a risky plan.
Gaudí personally supervised the work carried out. He completely changed the main apartment which became the residence for the Batlló family.

​​Building was remodeled in the years 1904-06 by Antoni Gaudí and has been refurbished several times after that. Gaudi also designed the interior design details - furniture, lighting, chandeliers, etc.

UNESCO added the Casa Batlló to its list of World Heritage sites in 2005.
 
 
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Roof and tower.
Casa Batlló Roof and Tower.
 

The roof is arched and scaled - it was likened to the back of a dragon, which refers to the legend of Saint George (patron saint of Catalonia, Gaudí's home) and the dragon, which is part of Catalan national identity.
The rounded feature to the left of centre, terminating at the top in a turret and cross, represents the lance of Saint George which has been plunged into the back of the dragon.

 
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Front side windows.   Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - The central part of the facade.
Casa Batlló - the facade has three distinct sections.

The central part of the facade evokes the surface of a lake with water lilies, with gentle ripples and reflections caused by the glass and ceramic mosaic.

 
  The building is richly decorated, and on its facade consists of a number of elements referring to animal motifs, such as the bones (a form of balconies), scales (roof), fish scales (tiles on the walls).
The ground floor, in particular, is rather astonishing with tracery, irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work.
The goal of Gaudi was to avoid straight lines completely.
Much of the façade is decorated with a colorful mosaic made of broken pottery and ceramic tiles, that starts in shades of golden orange moving into greenish blues.
 
 
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Inner doors in Staircase.   Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - staircase and ceiling.
Casa Batlló Inner Doors. Casa Batlló - unique design of the staircase and ceiling.
 
According to Leonardo da Vinci, nature is full of latent causes that have never been released.
The architecture of the Batlló house is releasing one of these arcane natural grace of imagination and creative power of Gaudí.
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Inner walls. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Inner walls. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - window inside the ventilation system.
Casa Batlló Casa Batlló Casa Batlló - window inside the ventilation system.
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - staircase and inner walls. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Corridor. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Staircase and windows.
Casa Batlló Casa Batlló Casa Batlló - unique design of the staircase.
 

Gaudí conceived the building as nature, as a living organism, where each element is alive and has a function that is dynamic.
That is, is both sustained and sustaining part of the work and, above all, is a unit.
The shapes of Gaudi have triumphed in the design world and are related to the physical deterministic, with the principle of Werner Heisenberg.

   
 
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Building front side. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - central light well - gradient colored patio. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Street side.
Casa Batlló facade. Casa Batlló central light well - gradient colored patio. Casa Batlló street
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Inner elements. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Planters in the back wall of the rear terrace. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Rooms.
Casa Batlló Planters in the back wall
of the rear terrace.
Casa Batlló
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Interior of the Noble Floor.
Casa Batlló - Interior of the Noble Floor -

 

relates to a fantasy world, as if it was inspired by expeditions or adventure books so fashionable in the late nineteenth century.
Some of the animals or shapes represented inside the main floor seem like drawn illustrations of Alphonse de Neuville in the 1870 edition of the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.

 
 
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Inner space. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Doors and corridor. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Inner walls.
Casa Batlló Casa Batlló Casa Batlló
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Vase. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - washing place. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Doors. Window in Casa Batlló Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Vase.
Casa Batlló Casa Batlló Casa Batlló Casa Batlló Casa Batlló
 

Gaudí is distinguished by a number of provisions that seek constructive and spatial obtaining a comfortable, especially with everything related to natural ventilation. He also used large skylights in the base of the rear terrace and patios to illuminate the basement.
As for the lighting has been described as providing a special light room power plants through the courtyards that have a large skylight and a set of special ceramic colors.

If the Palau Guell had experienced these techniques will be developed where the Batlló extensively. The author suggested that work with criteria that could be considered in current terms, ecological architecture in the treatment of light and ventilation.
 
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Inner window. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - fireplace seat. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - windows.
Casa Batlló Casa Batlló fireplace seat. Casa Batlló windows.
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Ceiling and lamps. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Lamps. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Lamp and ceiling close-up.
Casa Batlló Casa Batlló Casa Batlló - ceiling close-up.  
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - loft.
Casa Batlló - the loft, previously service area, has sixty parabolic arches.
 
  Gaudí never posed no objective rationality of the structure, but, from a constructive predetermined criteria, determined that it is more dramatic vicissitude express the difficulties of construction; "With a taste for the complexity of spaces and volumes and a desire to sacrifice space for organic", becoming an interference space that blurs the boundaries of the building. This trend is particularly marked in the Casa Batllo, where galleries and balconies blur the line between interior and exterior.  
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Staircase. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Water drop on the ceiling. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - main staircase.
Casa Batlló The shape of the ceiling of the main floor dining room has the form of a splash
with droplets generated from shock waves of creation.
The main staircase is clearly the backbone of a prehistoric animal in its cave.
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Entrance. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Mosaics. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Inner windows wall. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Wieslaw Sadurski on the roof.
Casa Batlló Casa Batlló Casa Batlló Casa Batlló
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Inner doors and windows. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Dragonlike skin on the roof. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Interior entrance.
Casa Batlló Casa Batlló Casa Batlló
Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Roof in the night. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Roof element and Wieslaw Sadurski. Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Roof at sunset.
Roof Casa Batlló -
detail of the roof, with pieces that seem to elbow armor.
Casa Batlló Roof Casa Batlló.
 
  One of the highlights of the facade is a tower topped with a cross of four arms oriented to the cardinal directions. It is a root-like structure that evokes plant life. A second bulb-shaped structure is reminiscent of a thalamus flower, represented by a cross with arms that are actually buds announcing the next flowering.
The tower is decorated with monograms of Jesus (JHS), Maria (M) and Joseph (JHP), made of ceramic pieces that stand out golden on the green background. These symbols show the deep religiosity of Gaudi, who was inspired by the contemporaneous construction of his basilica - to choose the theme of the holy family.
 
 

Gaudí adjusted the crown of the building to fetch the different heights of the neighboring buildings.

Project architect for the building made some plans, but its formula conception materialized with a plaster model that was created with his own hands to get the sinuous facade, a means to explain his vision much more practical.

Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batlló, Barcelona - photography - Cross and detail of the roof.
Cross and detail of the roof - Casa Batlló - close-up of a chimney.
One of the 4 groups of chimneys crowning the stairwells are out of scale.
 
photography - Veronique Sadurski in Barcelona. photography - Wieslaw Sadurski at Sagrada Familia.
Veronique w Barcelonie. Wieslaw at Sagrada Familia.
 
Awful! I enjoyed creating this page, yet I wanted to show you the beauty and the creative passion of Gaudi as father of natural ecological architecture. I have hundreds of photos Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. Formatting, description and the page building took two weeks of work. Fusch! When everything was ready - I came across the information given by office of the basilica! It turned out that publishing any pictures is forbidden !!! The modern concept of copyright !!! I let the devil take the earnestly religious owners of these rights!  
 
Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona - photography - Crowd before the church.
Crowd before the church.

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