The curvy windows of Gaudí´s fabulous Casa Batlló in Barcelona.
Casa Batlló is a key feature in the architecture of modernist Barcelona. It was built by Antoni Gaudí between 1904 and 1906 having been commissioned by the textile industrialist Josep Batlló.
Nowadays, the spectacular facade is an iconic landmark in the city, as well as being one of my favourite buildings in the world!
This post is my response to the Travel Theme photo challenge: Curves
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What an unusual and beautiful building.
Gaudi was an extraordinary architect 🙂
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Love this photo, and Gaudi. He was curves incarnate.
Curves incarnate – I like that 🙂
I love Gaudi´s worth throughout the city of Barcelona. Very talented man.
Wow! The colors and light are amazing!
It´s an amazing building 🙂
This is stunning!! Can’t wait to go to Barcelona and see Gaudi’s work!
Oh yes, you MUST. You can´t come all the way to Spain and not visit Barcelona.
Do you recommend both Barcelona AND Madrid?
Yes I love them both but for different reasons. Madrid being the capital is somehow more traditional, but Barcelona is more vibrant.
You are going to have such a hard choice because I would also most definitely recommend Granada, Seville and Cordoba. What fun to plan!
Thanks for your recommendations. It’s great to get advice from someone who lives there!
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Yaay! I´m a curvy girl and proud of it! 🙂
Definitely! It’s a blessing and nothing to be shy about. When we feel good , people sense that!
Pretty fantastic isn´t it? 🙂
Beautifully lit … this takes me years back…..
It´s nice to have great memories, isn´t it, Paula? 🙂
It is very important 🙂
Nice photo! It’s one of my favorite buildings in the world too. Even though I’m lucky enough to live right by it at the moment, I’m still so impressed every time I see it.
How wonderful to live right by it – lucky you!
I always make a bee-line for it as soon as I arrive in Barcelona, which is every couple of years, I guess 🙂
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Wow! what an amazing building! :-O
Very special indeed 🙂
This is just beautiful! I would love to go.
It´s even more beautiful in reality.
I hope you get the chance to see Casa Batlló, too.
Thanks for taking the trouble to leave a comment. It´s much appreciated 🙂
It looks alive, lol
It is – but not with the sound of music! lol
Oh good, I got a bit nervous there – not sure if music is what I want at this early stage in the day.
I’m not really familiar with specific Gaudi buildings, so thank you. This is beautiful – very nicely photographed, too, with the reflections, the angle & the evening light. If I lived near it I’d probably be worshiping at this altar! Reminds me of Frank Gehry, whose EMP building I was photographing in Seattle a few days ago. Oh for more curves in architecture!
Yes, I think that Frank Gehry could be described (in many ways) as a modern-day Antoni Gaudí.
A couple of years ago I photographed one of Gehry´s buildings in northern Spain – the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. It was a dream to capture, though it´s fair to say that the building itself inspired, excited and captivated me more than the exhibits inside! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guggenheim_Museum_Bilbao
Thank you for your comment. Much appreciated.
hehe … you work those curves!!! awesome shot!!!
Trying hard, Stephen. Thanks 🙂
It is, isn´t it? Thanks M.
Great shot, Marianne! Too beautiful!
Thanks Amy. I appreciate your comment.
Gorgeous, I can see why you love it!
Thanks Gilly, I do 🙂
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I’ve seen that building and facade. It is absolutely stunning. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂
It´s nice to be reminded of something spectacular – especially when it comes out-of-the-blue, isn´t it?
Thanks for your comment, John 🙂
Yes it is – and this is only part of it.
Casa Batlló is well worth a couple of hours of anyone´s time.
An architectural challenge, MJ
Indeed, MJ 🙂
Excellent!! I must see this next time!
Oh yes, you MUST!
I remember when I read his biography. They had one of his artworks at
the Dali Museum, which I visited, during their Spanish Masters temporary
exhibit. He was very unusual in his approach to art. Your photo showcases
a beautiful example of his architectural avante garde artwork. I would be in
awe if I saw it in person. A GREAT entry for the challenge but a greater image
of art. ~~~~ : – )
That´s the word I´ve been searching for …. I was in AWE when I saw it for the first time, and I feel compelled to keep returning.
Thanks for your kind comment, Isadora.
Wow, this is an outstanding photo, Marianne. I so enjoyed looking at Gaudi’s work when I was in Barcelona. Great entry for the theme. 🙂
I could gaze at his work all day!
What an amazing imagination he had!
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How kind of you to think of me 🙂
Wow! Built over a 100 years ago, it’s truly amazing. Reminds me of a Tim Burton film.
If ever you visit Barcelona, you must have a look at it.
The building is gorgeous!
I was just staring at the photo for some time, it doesn’t seem real.
Mesmerizing, isn´t it?
This is my favourite building in Barcelona, and possibly the world, too. I used to walk past it every day on my way to work and never got tired of its shimmering tiles and swirls.
Couldn´t agree more. It´s where I always head when I spend a few days in Barcelona.
The curves, the colours …..
Love this place. And you have photographed it beautifully, as ever 🙂
Casa Batlló is definitely one of my favourite buildings in the world. I just love to gaze at it, in wonder. 🙂