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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Modernism in Barcelona: Hospital de Sant Pau

Modernism in Barcelona: Hospital de Sant Pau

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, is a modernist complex designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner (see my April post: Gargoyles). The access pavilion at the intersection of carrer Sant Antoni Maria Claret and carrer Cartagena is covered with exposed brickwork, and features a tower clock on top. Inside you can admire the excellent stained glass by Mario Maragliano, a richly wrought staircase and these purple ceilings, that recall Islamic architecture. From all the amazing things I discovered inside (when I carry my camera I am much more aware of minor details around me) I prefer this precious lamp. Try to discover what's on top.
See Hospital de Sant Pau Picture on a Google Earth Map

9 comments:

  1. I love that rich rose colour on the ceiling...

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  2. Thanks, I appreciate that.

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  3. I noticed the dove :-) Is this actually in a Hospital?

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  4. Yes marieta it is and it is in use, but services are being moved slowly to a new hospital right behind, aiming at the protection of old buildings.

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  5. Very nice. When I first saw it I thought the photo was inverted because the bricks look like the floor. Good shot.

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  6. Thanks Imran. Congratulations again for being finalist at the photobloggies awards.

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  7. I love the ceiling color too, very special!

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  8. beautiful colors and detail....great capture:-)

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