Wednesday, April 26

Plaça Espanya: Modernist Butterfly at Casa Fajol

Plaça Espanya: Modernist Butterfly - Click to resize
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Casa Fajol also known as Casa de la Papallona ("butterfly house") is located at carrer Llança just in front of Las Arenas bullring in Plaça Espanya. Built by Josep Graner i Prat in 1912 and named after the big trencadis butterfly on top, it is another great expression of Catalan Modernisme in Barcelona. Trencadis is a variety of mosaic technique used by Gaudi and his followers during the Art Nouveau period in which broken (trencat in Catalan) painted tiles are layed in a way that differs from traditional mosaic. I would have preferred to take the picture from another angle but the fence surrounding the enormous coliseum at the construction site on my back was a big obstacle.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous BrianG said...

Funny that you should mention you would have preferred taking the picture from another angle, I was just thinking how the perspective gave the butterfly flight.

I always enjoy taking a little extra time to study your photographs.

3:17 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

That's a really nice installation. I like it that they didn't choose too bright colors.

10:21 AM  
Blogger micki said...

A most impressive work, thanks for sharing and for the info!

11:10 PM  
Blogger Rodney said...

Nice angle Carlos! Great Photo!

1:24 AM  

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