Casa Batlló, built between 1904 and 1906 in the heart of the city, is the most emblematic work of brilliant Catalan architect, Antonio Gaudi.
On the flat roof of Casa Batllo, the prominence of the dragon’s back, which is so important to the overall artistic equilibrium of the facade, gives way to the four groups of graceful chimneys. Behind the aesthetic aspect, functionality is ever-present: the wind cannot obstruct smoke from escaping thanks to the chimney caps on the tops of the chimneys, which are tiled with the same trencadís glazed mosaics as the facade. Gaudí covered the curved surfaces with cut tiles, in the style of the Byzantine builders.
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krzychu30 (9385) 2012-10-14 2:30
Gaudi and his fabulous,avangard visions.Simply breathtaking.Very nice close-up view of one of the details of Casa Batllo.Even despite the mostly cloudy sky you were able to capture perfectly colors and contrast of the scene.I wish all chimneys were like this.Well done!
Have a nice sunday