Photographer's Note

The Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudi is one of Barcelona's most famous buildings in the Illa de la Discordia on the Passeig de Gracia.
The house was built in 1904-1906, the façade is typically fluid, with heavily tiled walls and curving iron balconies pierced with holes to look like masks or skulls. The hump-backed, scaly looking roof is thought to represent a dragon, with St. George as a chimney.
Antoni Gaudi i Cornet (1852-1926) was born in Reus, Tarragona into an artisan family. He was the leading exponent of Catalan Modernisme. He studied at Barcelona's School of Architecture. His most celebrated building is the church of the Sagrada Familia to which he devoted his life from 1914. The church is still not finished.
The house is standing close to immense trees and it is almost impossible to get a full view.

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Additional Photos by Marialuisa Wittlin (Marlis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 326 W: 50 N: 321] (2298)
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