Saturday, July 02, 2011

Barcelona 7 - La Pedrera

Barcelona 7 - La Pedrera

It is needless to say that I found the abstract shapes of the ventilation towers fascinating. I think I took photos of every one and though they were similar, it seemed that no two were identical. I hadn't read much about this architect and his imaginative works until after I returned to Canada. While standing on the rooftop of La Pedrera, I wondered what this person was really like and why he liked such curved features and interesting designs. If you are interested, there is a lengthy article about him in Wikipedia as well as many other web sites devoted to this unique individual. It is no wonder that he was considered either a madman or a genius back in the late 1800s and early 1900s. However his works have withstood the test of time and many were declared UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1984.

As I stated in my first Photo of the Day that showed photos from Barcelona, I approached the trip to Europe as a photographic assignment in which I tried to capture, and share, my impressions of the places I visited. So far I have described the Spanish Village and La Pedrera and the challenges of photographing each. Tomorrow I plan to share photos of Parc Guell, another of Gauidi's works and another photographic challenge. From the responses I've received thus far, I think most of you are finding the images interesting.

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