Photographer's Note

Well known and much photographed, but still so astonishing with its lunar appearance and dreamlike landscape of antropomorphic chimneys... Here it is -

- the roof of Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for 'The Quarry'), a building designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1905 to 1907 for Roger Segimon de Milà. It is located at 92, Passeig de Gràcia ('passeig' is Catalan for promenade or avenue) in the Eixample district of Barcelona. The Barcelonese of the time considered it ugly, hence the "quarry" nickname, but today it is a landmark of Barcelona and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí". A scene in "Professione: reporter", a film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was filmed on this roof.

Scanned from print, converted to BW.

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