Sunday, May 14

Modernisme: Casa Batlló

Modernisme: Casa Batlló
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Casa Batlló one of the most exuberant and renowned representatives of Modernisme or Catalan Art Nouveau in Barcelona, by Antoni Gaudí, is located at Passeig de Gracia, 43. Built between 1875 and 1877, became the property of Josep Batlló Casanovas by 1900 who first thought of demolition but then fortunately after four years decided to commission Gaudí to renovate the building. These few words are just an introduction to the whole story which you can discover along with excellent pictures at the official Casa Batlló Site. You almost have to stand in line for a good shot here, flashes firing all over your head, so I guess I must be travelling in somebody's photograph on the way home.

Note: I re-edit this post to say that I have discovered a similar picture at Bob´s Barcelona Daily Photo that appeared in January this year. Sometimes it is inevitable that we overlap. Anyway each of us will give you a personal approach to Barcelona, so the experience will be more enriching.

See Casa Batlló Picture on a Google Earth Map

Recommended Link to a CityDailyPhoto friend Venice Daily Photo by Pierre

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8 Comments:

Blogger Carol said...

Awesome picture! I'm glad the building was renovated and not destroyed. It's a work of art.

2:26 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks Carol!

2:47 AM  
Blogger Marie McC said...

Beautiful photo, beautiful colors.

5:01 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Nice choice to take the shot in the night..Magical! Love it :)

11:09 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks fotoaddict, I thought people might think that illumination came from the sun which would make rather dull in this case. It was dusk and yellow color is absolutely coming from indirect spotlights.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Very beautiful building

2:42 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Cool building! Reminds me of seashells.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

>Yes it is beautiful indeed anna, thanks.
>nicola, they look like seashells or carnival masks.

7:00 PM  

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