Thursday, June 18, 2015

Barcelona 2015- Casa Batlló

You cannot tour Barcelona...


                                      ...without being exposed in some fashion... 



                            ...to the opulence and colorful excess of Antoni Gaudí!



                               Casa Batlló  (known locally as the "House of Bones")...

                                    ...is filled with his wonderful Modernist details.



                             There are organically-shaped windows of colored glass...



                                                    ...and lustrous ceramics...








                                                      ...sinuous white walls...



                                        ...and some rather menacing iron fencing!



                                                  Meanwhile, up on the roof...
                         


                                                           ...a dragon sleeps! :)





                                  I took an extended European holiday this spring...

                                             ...and Barcelona was my first stop.

                                                              Stay tuned...

                                               ...there's more color ahead!

7 comments:

Rachel said...

How stunning. Somewhere else for The List!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel- Yes...Barcelona is a wonderful place with delicious food, too (photos coming up in one of my future posts!) :)

Dawn Edwards/Felt So Right said...

I adore these photos....thank you so much for sharing your beautiful images. Perfect way to start my day by a quick stop in Barcelona :-)

Big hugs,
Dawn

Sandra Knapp said...

Very interesting building. Certainly not like anything I've ever seen before. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Dawn and Sandie! Yes...Gaudi was one cool cat!! ;)

sunny davis said...

I spent a week in Barcelona last year with Road Scholar and enjoyed every minute. Gaudi was awesome, but we also enjoyed a day at the Joan Miro Museum. I keep thinking about translating the trip into felt but have not had a brainstorm yet. Luvswool.

Heather Woollove said...

Luvswool--We toured the Miro museum as well, but I was not in a 'photo taking' mood that day and unfortunately, I think I only have exterior shots. Trips are great sources of inspiration for feltmaking, but you're right...sometimes it takes a while after you are home again for the ideas to 'marinate'!!