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The Quarry by couleur The Quarry by couleur
Copyright © 2008 Lim Wan Xiong, All Rights Reserved
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La Pedrera, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Canon 40D + AT-X 124 AF Pro DX 12-24mm f/4 + Manfrotto 808RC4 + Manfrotto 190CXPRO3

Vicky and I was half drunk, but I was still more conscious then her. We drank too much Sangria within minutes of a rush because we just realized it was our last night at Barcelona.

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Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera ( Catalan for 'The Quarry' ), is a building designed by the Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí, and built during the years 1906–1910, being considered officially completed in 1912. It is located at 92, Passeig de Gràcia (' passeig ' is Catalan for promenade or avenue) in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

It could be compared with the steep cliff walls in which African tribes build their cave-like dwellings. The wavy facade, with its large pores, reminds one also of an undulating beach of fine sand, formed, for example, by a receding dune. The honeycombs made by industrious bees might also spring to the mind of the observer viewing the snake-like ups-and-downs that run through the whole bulding. In this last secular building which he constructed before devoting all his energies to the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi created a paradox: an artificial but natural building which was simultaneously a summary of all the forms that he has since become famous for. The roof sports an imitation of the bench from Guell Park as well as an ever more impressive series of bizarre chimney stacks."

Wikipedia, Casa Milà, viewed 5 October 2008, <[link]

Rainer Zervst. Gaudi, 1852-1926, Antoni Gaudi i Cornet Ð A Life Devoted to Architecture. Cologne: Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH & Co. KG., 1988. p176.

Tag along, Vicky.

:wave: :iconfaveplz:

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Date Picture Taken: Aug 26, 2008, 11:03 PM

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:iconbluneon:
BluNeon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Great work! :+fav:

I really like what you did with the light effects of the cars passing.
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:iconbman023:
BMan023 Featured By Owner May 13, 2009   Photographer
Excellent work on this photo. I love what you did with the light effects. I am actually looking to buy a Canon 40D.

Anyway, I'll be watching your gallery for sure!
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:icondjn90:
djn90 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist
when i typed Gaudi 5 minutes ago, i was hoping to find something like this! thank you! you made my day! :wow:
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
:)
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:iconcurvylemon:
CurvyLemon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
You know, your whole gallery is no less than amazing.

I am so going to be watching your gallery!
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Thanks :)
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:iconmclaranium:
mclaranium Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
I have a stamp "comment before FAV" something so but a lot of this are said: excellent, quality, ellegance, :) so good photo, very good nice and more
:!!!
:wave:
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Thank you. :)
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:iconjoaosemcor:
joaosemcor Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
WOW... wow and WOW ...
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
Thanks :)
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:iconpluecitot:
Pluecitot Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
great
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
:)
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:iconpejai:
pejai Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
wow really nice one.. just spot your deviantart,
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:iconahmedcool:
ahmedcool Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
:+fav:
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008   General Artist
stunning shot :)
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Thank you :bow:
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008   General Artist
no problem :D
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:iconmrtwisby:
mrTwisby Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, Gaudi. =) Brilliant shot, mate.
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Yes, Gaudi, miss his work.
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:iconmagicworld:
MagicWorld Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
I visited it but I wasn't able to produce one good photo, you did it !

Congratulation, master :)
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Yes, the best time for this place is end of autumn, when all the trees has gone bald. Then we can see more of the architecture!

Day time is overated with tourist but in end of autumn, not much people will visit barcelona, because they are famous for summer.
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:iconan-urb:
an-urb Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
:thumbsup:
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
:)
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:iconnonsensible:
nonsensible Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
im not a fan of the work of Gaudi, but this is an excellent night shot - and your new colouring style goes so well with it!
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
You don't agree that people should be living in buildings with characteristics of nature? I kind of like his style, he reminds me of Van gogh. But in building rather then canvas.

Thank you for your kind compliments. :bow:
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nonsensible Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
inreresting thoughts.
for me gaudi is nothing that van gogh is. van gogh is crude, minimal, and in his simplicity he still created those overwhelming powerful visions. i love his work :)
but gaudi is the exact opposite i think - his works are extremly detailed, over decorated, and somewhere between the countless curves and ornaments the message is lost. pointlessness.
anyway - the picture is lovely still :)
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:iconbrightshadows:
brightshadows Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Whoa, imagine seeing the Pedrera drunk. That must have been such a trip.
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Yes, it was! Thank god nothing happened to us. And after that we ran like mad dogs back to our hotel. Because it was 12am, and we thought that someone might mug us. Hahahaha :D
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:iconjulienpier:
julienpier Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The colors are just spectacular! WOW, Bravo.
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
TThank you my friend. :ahoy:
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:iconjulienpier:
julienpier Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
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:iconxijan:
xijan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
oh, wow.. eyecatching for sure!
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thanks :)
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:iconlefauneparisien:
LeFauneParisien Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Photographer
No shipping to Israël ???
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
:no: sadly. :(
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:iconlefauneparisien:
LeFauneParisien Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008   Photographer
Well I'm in France anyway. Just wanted to know why ! :)
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Politics.
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:iconmarchingclouds:
MarchingClouds Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful architecture, amazing colors!
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thanks :)
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:iconmarchingclouds:
MarchingClouds Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!!
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:iconlukk90:
Lukk90 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
wonderful shot.. *__*
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thanks :)
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:iconscarecrowlover:
Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, the lights are really cool. Nice shot.
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thanks :)
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:iconrogoll:
rogoll Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
a picture like no other.
why no shipping to israel?
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thank you. Politics.
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:iconyami-tsuki-chan:
Yami-Tsuki-chan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Wow. Awesome lights there. :3
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
:bow:
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:iconmyblackcat:
myblackcat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
City on blues
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thanks :)
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