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Monday, October 16, 2006

Casa Batlló: Harmony and Chaos

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An unusual sight of Casa Batlló, the famous building by Antoni Gaudi. I had already shown the modernist house in an older post, but I had this close up of the façade and I didn't like the blown sky in the image, so I thought to go and give it an "artistic" look with photoshop. In case you think I shouldn't have massacred the photograph this way, take a look at the original here. I had a good time though. As to the title chosen, I think Gaudi conceived this chaotic mask-like balconies using that harmonious perfection only complex mathematics can create but that sometimes geniuses easily produce using that mysterious inner inspiration you call gift.

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7 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:47 AM

    Nice concept and photo. Gaudi's works have a taste of the choatic. But inside the choatic is the cosmic. I love his works.

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  2. Anonymous9:24 AM

    erm..the original looks like a monster. Where as this added effect allow much detail view of the marvellous structure.

    I too love his work!

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  3. Hi Carlos:

    Thanx for your words, yeah, now we share the same city, but sometimes I think that Barcelona has too much to show, too much that we can´t imagine. You have a beautiful city, I always liked it, since I was a child. There is a big quote of charm here.

    Greetings

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  4. Thanks Macky and Kris.
    Welcome to Barcelona Irredento! Thanks for replying so soon.

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  5. Sorry Carlos, I'm not sure that the infra red look does the building much justice! My wife thought it was a woman in her underwear (she's a starnge woman at times.)

    Curly's Photoshop

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  6. Hahaha, LOL. Tell your wife she wouldn't do well in the typical "butterfly" spots psycho tests.I flunked them too. I was not on any hard stuff.-)I swear.It's just that there was a momentary lapse of chemical instability in my brains. Just joking. I got tired and followed my instinct. So I got this beautiful intimate underwear collection for next season.

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  7. Anonymous11:55 AM

    um... before read the comments, wow, the photo really scared me a little. so whats that for me??
    ...
    wow...unique photo after added your inspiration!!
    I like the way you show us about those buildings!! great...and more understanding..

    have a nice weekend,.
    ...Jing

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