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article imagePhoto essay: Views of Gaudi at Casa Batllo Special

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By Tim Sandle
Apr 15, 2012 in Travel
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On my early April visit to Barcelona I explored some of the architecture and works created by Antoni Gaudi. The most impressive was the interior and exterior of the house he designed - Casa Batllo. This photo essay shows the wonder of Gaudi's works.
Antoni Gaudí was a Spanish Catalan architect. His multifarious works reflect his highly individual and distinctive style. Gaudi helped to found the Catalan Modernista movement, which drew inspiration from neo-Gothicism. There are also aspects of Art Nouveau.
Gaudi (25 June 1852–10 June 1926) spend most of his time living in Barcelona where many of his works are on display.
One of the most impressive is the Casa Batlló, where Gaudi used the colours and shapes found in marine life as inspiration for his creativity. You can see this from the outside of the building:
Casa Batlló outside
Casa Batlló outside
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And also from this image:
Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló
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The building was designed by Gaudi for Josep Batlló, a wealthy business man, as an upmarket home. It was built in the year 1877 and remodelled in the years 1904–1906.
Inside the house there are many examples of Gaudi's creativity:
Image inside
Image inside
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Inside Casa Batlló
Inside Casa Batlló
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Inside Casa Batlló
Inside Casa Batlló
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The balconies and roofs are also decorated with sumptuous art:
Roof of Casa Batlló
Roof of Casa Batlló
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Roof Casa Batlló
Roof Casa Batlló
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Roof Casa Batlló
Roof Casa Batlló
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I hope these images have given a taste of the wonder of Casa Batlló and, if you are fortunate to travel to Barcelona, the building is well worth paying a visit. The building is located at 43, Passeig de Gràcia.
Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló
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