Photographer's Note

Better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for Quarry) Casa Mila was designed by Antoni Gaudi for the Mila family and built in the beginning of the 1900s. It was a piece of ridicule during construction, which seemed to take an eternity, much of it being masonry of huge pieces of tile that were cut into form on site (that is were the name "Pedrera/Quarry" came from). Some newspapers were jokingly guessing that the building might start as an airship station when completed.

It took some time before the artistic value of this incredible building was realized. It is a prime example of Gaudis organic, fluid architecture. Situated very centrally in Barcelona at Passeig de Grącia and open for public.

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