Monday, February 8, 2010

La Pedrera

La Pedrera, frontal view









Looking up from the entry











In the foyer







There is a furnished apartment on the 5th floor, part of the
museum, all done up in Modernista, that is, art nouveau,
incredibly beautiful stuff













Roof ornamentation











Closer up











More roof ornmentation; as we'll see, much
of his work involves broken tile--they can
be set in curves that unbroken tiles cannot













Gaudi chimneys











From the roof, a mile or so away, the
Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's church, which
we'll see a lot more of...













And the Torre Agbar, which is 20th century,
not Gaudi, but fits Barcelona just as well












Interior structural support for the roof











Pedrera by night










































































































La Pedrera is an apartment building by Gaudi, 4 blocks or so from the Block of Discord (all this is in the Example, the Extension, the new (c. 1880) addition that adjoins the old city from the Plaza de Catalan). It is part Gaudi museum and showplace but is also still occupied by a few (very wealthy) residents and a few offices.  It was just as incredible inside as outside.

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