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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.
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 19061910, 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.
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Date Picture Taken: Aug 26, 2008, 11:03 PM