I have always been fascinated with architecture, old and new. That is one reason why I love to travel and when I do, I always take pictures of doors and windows. I like to capture that little glimpse of everyday life in the European city I am in. Here are just a few windows you will find in Barcelona.
Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (meaning the 'The Quarry'), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built during the years 1906–1912. It is located in Barcelona, Catalonia Spain
It was a controversial design at the time for the bold forms of the undulating stone facade and wrought iron decoration of the balconies and windows, designed largely by Josep Maria Jujol, who also created some of the plaster ceilings.
Architecturally it is considered an innovative work for its steel structure and curtain walls – the façade is self-supporting. Other innovative elements were the construction of underground car parking and separate lifts and stairs for the owners and their servants.
In 1984, it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The building is made open to the public by the CatalunyaCaixa Foundation, which manages the various exhibitions and activities and visits to the interior and roof.
You can read more about this fascinating building here,
I just got back from a wonderful trip to Barcelona, Spain. I went with my good friends Andi, Darya & Pam.
I love Tripadvisor's description of this beautiful and colorful city.
Barcelona feels a bit surreal – appropriate, since Salvador Dali spent time here and Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí designed several of the city’s buildings. Stepping into Gaudí’s Church of the Sacred Family is a bit like falling through the looking glass - a journey that you can continue with a visit to Park Güell. Sip sangria at a sidewalk café in Las Ramblas while watching flamboyant street performers, then create your own moveable feast by floating from tapas bar to tapas bar.
I went to visit my good friend Judy Streger in July. She knows me very well and gifted me with this broken garden pitchfork. At the time, I wasn't sure how I was going to use it. I set it in my workshop and it glared at me everyday. Finally, it dawned on me, flowers! This is the outcome. I love it! Thanks so much Judy. I will treasure it always.