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The Quarry by couleur The Quarry by couleur
Copyright © 2008 Lim Wan Xiong, All Rights Reserved

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.

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

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

I really like what you did with the light effects of the cars passing.
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!
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:
couleur Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
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!
couleur Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Thanks :)
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
couleur Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Thank you. :)
joaosemcor Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
WOW... wow and WOW ...
couleur Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
Thanks :)
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