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GaudÝ's Casa MilÓ (La Pedrera)

Casa MilÓ, better known as La Pedrera, meaning the ôThe Quarry,ö is a building designed by Antoni GaudÝ and built during the years 1906ľ1912. His passion for the changing balance of nature is manifested in this creation.

It was a controversial design at the time for the bold forms of the undulating stone facade and wrought iron decoration of the balconies and windows.

Architecturally it is considered an innovative work for its steel structure and curtain walls ľ the fašade is self-supporting. Other innovative elements were the construction of underground car parking and separate lifts and stairs for the owners and their servants.

In 1984, it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. (most from Wikipedia)

This will be a small sub-gallery as we didnĺt really get to see a whole lot of the building. Only one apartment was open as the rest are occupied, and because of the rain, we couldnĺt go on the roof, where the wonderful chimneys are located. Going up on the roof in good weather is one of my prime goals when we return to Barcelona at the end of June!
Casa MilÓ (La Pedrera)
Casa MilÓ (La Pedrera)
Casa MilÓ, detail
Casa MilÓ, detail
Front door, and ever-present toursim
Front door, and ever-present toursim
Lobby
Lobby
The attic
The attic
The attic
The attic
The attic
The attic
The attic
The attic
Apartment view
Apartment view
No entry
No entry
Dining room
Dining room
Sitting area
Sitting area
Fantastical chimneys
Fantastical chimneys
Fantastical chimneys
Fantastical chimneys
Patio well
Patio well
Chimney view
Chimney view
The terrace
The terrace
Full view (1)
Full view (1)
Full view (2)
Full view (2)
Whimsical chimneys
Whimsical chimneys
Cava chimneys
Cava chimneys
Stairwell
Stairwell
Ventilation tower
Ventilation tower
Ventilation tower watching over chimneys
Ventilation tower watching over chimneys
Sagrada Familia view
Sagrada Familia view
Roof in context
Roof in context
Lone guardian chimney
Lone guardian chimney
Last view of the roof
Last view of the roof
GaudÝ's model (1)
GaudÝ's model (1)
GaudÝ's model (2)
GaudÝ's model (2)
Casa MilÓ arches
Casa MilÓ arches
Way out!
Way out!
Not your everyday balcony
Not your everyday balcony
Looking up the patio well
Looking up the patio well
Lobby artwork
Lobby artwork
Lobby detail
Lobby detail