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In residence with Gaudi – pt.3

Last but not least … Casa Milà, aka La Pedrera. La Pedrera means stone quarry – the building supposedly and quite believably got its alternative name from the rock faces at Montserrat. When I visited, restoration work was in progress, … Continue reading

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In residence with Gaudi – pt.2

From the street, Casa Batlló is a tiled fantasy. Inside, it loses the formality of Palau Güell, it’s like a drift of shapes with colours largely reminiscent of the sea. In the lightwell as you look up, the tiling goes … Continue reading

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In residence with Gaudi – pt.1

Casa Calvet isn’t open to the public so I stood outside and took ‘gawking tourist’ photos. There is more, and I particularly would have liked to visit Colonia Güell, but alas, too much to see, too little time. The other Gaudi places … Continue reading

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