Wednesday, May 10

Modernism in Barcelona: Hospital de Sant Pau

Modernism in Barcelona: Hospital de Sant Pau
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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.

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9 Comments:

Blogger eurobrat said...

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

5:51 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks, I appreciate that.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Marieta said...

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

1:59 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

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.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Imran said...

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

4:48 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

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

8:36 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

I love the ceiling color too, very special!

6:26 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

thanks lisi

7:43 AM  
Anonymous pixibition said...

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

9:09 PM  

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