Photographer's Note

Antoni Gaudí's Parque Güell (pronounced par kay gwel) was originally intended as part of a residential garden community. This never came to pass, and Parque Güell was eventually sold to the city of Barcelona. Today Parque Güell, or Guell Park, remains a public park and World Heritage monument.

As in all of Gaudí's work, there is a strong element of playfulness.The entire Guell Park is made of stone, ceramic, and natural elements. For the mosaics, Gaudi used broken ceramic tiles, plates, and cups.

Guell Park demonstrates Gaudi's high regard for nature. He used recycled ceramics rather than firing new ones. To avoid leveling the land, Gaudi designed meandering viaducts. Finally, he planned the park to include numerous trees.

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