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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Trencadis Lizard by Gaudi at Park Guell, Barcelona

Trencadis Lizard by Gaudi at Park Guell, Barcelona

Famous lizard by Antoni Gaudi (1852 - 1926) using mosaic technique called trencadis

According to Wikipedia "Trencadís (Catalan pronunciation: [tɾəŋkəˈðis]) is a type of mosaic used in Catalan modernism, created from broken tile shards. The technique is also called pique assiette. This mosaic is done using broken pieces of ceramic, like tiles and dinnerware" 

So many times photographed, in so many angles, with so many different exposures and cameras. 

This is another must see, so I don't know how you are going to combine Park Güell with Palau de la Música, the tour on the bus, the museums, the restaurants, Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas (missing something here? I bet I am!). 

If you want to know more about mosaic and particularly Gaudi's or Jujol's work (his collaborator) visit The Joy of Shards.

13 comments:

  1. nice closed up shot...love the color and patterns here:-))

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  2. Gaudian art is very pretty. I like this lizard. Seems quite cheerful!

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  3. Eye candy; that's what it is...eye candy. Super shot!!

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  4. Anonymous8:14 AM

    Thanks again for colours and links!
    Our snow is melting because of raining and everywhere it`s so sad looking and grey. I am traveling in your colourful links!

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  5. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Better add....La Pedrera, Casa Batllo, the markets, Barceloneta, ummmm.....

    Bus Turistic will make sure you get round them all!!!

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  6. Hi Poramit from Pixibition, Edulabbe, Kate, Mimmu and Sally. Your early comments brighten my day.-)

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  7. "i am the lizard king
    i can do anything..."
    ;)

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  8. Thanks Pierre that mood you have created with that great quote should be accompanied by this: "riders on the storm riders on the storm into this house were born into this world were thrown..."
    And of course the sound of water in the fountain". ;)

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  9. Fantastic! (Both the work of art and the photo!)

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  10. Thanks marie mcc. .-)

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  11. Anonymous4:38 PM

    oh great shot of the art...i like it:)

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  12. Anonymous5:51 PM

    when did Antonio Gaudi make this brilliant fountain? im trying to find dates but i cant find it!! ive been looking all over the internet, hopefully ill find it (:

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  13. that's a gorgeous mosaic

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