Spain, Barcelona: an architects' dream
A short visit to the dream of Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) and some others
The city, seen from Park Güell. In the distance, the sea ...
What architect did not dream of building a city?
These buildings are not from Gaudi, but he could have dreamed of them
With these geometric shapes, these curves
And these balconies ...
Or these waves!
Barrio Gotico 1
Influenced by the Catalan thirteenth century
Barrio Gotico 2
Gaudi inspired these bronze doors
Barrio Gotico 3
As he was inspired by these monuments
Barrio Gotico 4
An austere architecture
Barrio Gotico 5
And yet luminous!
No, it's not the Sagrada Familia, but ...
Barrio Gotico 6
I think I saw a cat-tap! (Titi)
Barrio Gotico 7
The water jets are not only in the Alhambra
Barrio Gotico 8
This master bootmaker had fine talking weapons
Barrio Gotico 9
And Gothic art blends well with nature.
All is only curves, at Gaudi
If the neighboring house is neo-Gothic,
Gaudi stands out clearly
By curves and colors
Where all the arts combine: glassware, ironwork,
Ceramic, of course
And even carpentry.
Without forgetting the play of reflections
And the skylight staircase
Under the roof, parables in abyme: a climax!
And above, the chimneys: ceramic sprites!
In Barcelona, music has its palace, not from Gaudi, but from Domènech i Montaner
Curves play with light
And the dome opens its corolla
In this shadow theater
Suspended in the void, as if by magic!
Another place of legend, the Casa Milà
All from stones and curves
On his roof, another piece is played:
Behind its arcades,
His soldiers stand guard
Against imaginary enemies.
Below, a vault of bricks and parabolas!
Under construction for more than a century,
The Sagrada Familia and its cranes
ost-Gothic masterpiece still unfinished.
But it is the park Güell, on the heights
Who delights us most: his trees of stone, their volutes,
Supports faience towers
And a doll house stands there,
In front of the mysterious cave
Carrying the Chessboard of Life
Where lies the monster that haunts our nights
It is he who keeps the Tree of Life
And access to Paradise:
The doll house of our childhood ...