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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Park Güell: Chocolate, Candy and Marzipan

White Roof House,Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain by Carlos Lorenzo

Remember Hansel and Gretel story where two kids find a house in the woods made of chocolate, candy and marzipan, well maybe you imagined something like this. I don't think Brothers Grimm were alive to see this masterpiece of Catalan modernisme so I guess Gaudi read a lot of fairy tales. 

One of the major works of Gaudí in Barcelona, Park Güell is a public park made of gardens and architectonic elements like this beautiful house with an incredible roof made using the trencadis technique, that consists in breaking tiles to compose a mosaic. As usual Gaudi went beyond many architects of his time and of generations to come. 

16 comments:

  1. The face is wonderful. Thanks for sharing so much of Gaudi in your posts; I've enjoyed seeing them.

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  2. All the very best of the season to you too, Carlos, from me and my family in Sydney.

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  3. bon natale à tutti è pace è salute...
    joyeux noël,
    happy christmas,
    feliz Navidad,
    feliz Natal,
    χαρούμενος noel,
    fröhliches Weihnachten,
    Natale allegro...

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  4. bon natale à tutti è pace è salute...
    joyeux noël,
    happy christmas,
    feliz Navidad,
    feliz Natal,
    χαρούμενος noel,
    fröhliches Weihnachten,
    Natale allegro...

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  5. Como siempre, qué foto más chula... Feliz Navidad!!

    madrid dailyphoto blog

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  6. Thanks Kate, Sally, Terra vechia, Carol and Dsole. You are wonderful friends and I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

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  7. Merry Christmas, Carlos!

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  8. Wonderful. I've never had this view after twice in Güell Park.

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  9. "Noël est là,
    Ce joyeux Noël, des cadeaux plein les bras,
    Qui réchauffe nos coeurs et apporte la joie,
    Jour des plus beaux souvenirs,
    Plus beau jour de l'année."
    Washington Irving

    JOYEUX NOEL D'EVRY


    “Christmas is there,
    This Merry Christmas, gifts full arms,
    Who heats our hearts and brings the joy,
    Day of the most beautiful memories,
    More beautiful day of the year."
    Washington Irving

    MERRY CHRISTMAS OF EVRY

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  10. Wow it looks good enought to eat!

    Wishing you a merry Christmas and happy New Year from Hyde

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  11. Thanks for the fantasy! Merry Christmas in Barcelona, Carlos!

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  12. Peace and Goodwill, from Tenerife.

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  13. Merry Christmas, Buon Natale!

    www.novaradailyphoto.blogspot.com

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  14. masterpiece , indeed! oh, all these wonderful creative structure is surely attracting me to visit Barcelone one day !

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  15. A belated wish for a Merry Christmas. This picture is wonderful! I would love to explore.

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