Monday, January 7

Park Guell, Barcelona - Entrance Tower With Spire And Trencadis Work

Park Guell, Barcelona - Entrance Tower With Spire And Trencadis Work [enlarge]

This is a detail of one of the two towers at the main entrance to Park Guell (Olot street). Both buildings were once the houses of the park's keepers. In the picture you can see a narrow spire crowned by a four armed cross as well as a small mushroom-like cupola with some oriental reminiscence and the peculiar battlement around the edge, an ackward combination you only associate with fairy tales or very wild dreams. Notice the impressive trencadis work of the roof, in other words, the mosaic composition created with irregular shards of tiles omnipresent in Gaudian architecture. If you have time don't miss the virtual tour here.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Clarice said...

That was really surprising, thank you. Irridescent.

5:20 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

What an intricate work of art! Amazing!

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, Pat's Photo-a-Day

6:48 AM  
Blogger quin[tarantino] said...

Intricate piece of art.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Jilly said...

So wonderful to see Gaudi's amazing work on your blog. Thankyou. I took the virtual tour - fabulous. What an artist!

7:46 PM  
Blogger Dsole said...

Carlos, seguramente mi próximo viaje sea a Barcelona, hay muchos amigos que viven ahora allí, asique ya tengo excusa barata para visitar un rato todos estos sitios increíbles!!
Qué pasada de sitio, no?
Bueno, espero que andes bien, un saludo!

10:27 PM  
Blogger Daniel J Santos said...

Muito bom, é de facto um excelente local.

Carlos, meti lá uma foto de Barcelona no meu With Images e uma recomendação para virem ver aqui no teu blogue fotos de Barcelona, espero que não te importes.

5:47 PM  
Blogger LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

E eu topei a sua proposta, Daniel e cá estou!
Não sou muito bom de inglês, mas imagens não precisam de palavras!
Muito bom o blog e vou linká-lo em meu BOA LEITURA.
Tenho lá uma postagem de outubro do ano passado, quando conheci Barcelona.

Abraço Carlos

11:21 PM  

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