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La Pedrera In Barcelona

April 28, 2013

You can’t help but notice the astonishing architecture of Antoni Gaudi as you go around Barcelona, and his last building, Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera was constructed between 1906 and 1912 and declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1984. Today it is the headquarters of Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera and houses a cultural centre that is a reference point in Barcelona for the range of activities it organises and the different spaces for exhibitions and other public uses. We stood in line for tickets and were in the door soon after opening at 9am and thankfully were able to go to the rooftop, which is only open on fine days. We were fortunate, as it has rained almost every day this week! I like the way only a small number of people are allowed in at a time, therefore allowing us plenty of room and opportunities to take photographs.

DSC01073The imposing sculpture of limestone on a corner of Passeig de Gracia.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANo two pieces of sculpture are the same.

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DSC01013Mirrors and mosaics on a door.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALooking up to the sky from inside the building.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALooking down the middle of the building from the rooftop.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASafety railings and steps on the rooftop. Strangely there were no railings around the edges on the building and these walls are only a couple of feet high!

DSC01108I love these “people” sculptures. Notice that no two are the same.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHair perhaps?

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DSC01143Incredibly pretty interior on the ground floor.

DSC01146Painted wall detail.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jill permalink
    April 28, 2013 11:59 pm

    Monday Morning — Marvellous pictorials Mary. Just wonderful to share your days Mary.
    — MORE, MORE—-. Hugs JillyXX

    • April 29, 2013 1:25 am

      I can just see you painting here Jill! X

      From Mary’s iPhone 5

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