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Washerwoman portico

Washerwoman portico

Combining functionalism and esthetics in the Washerwoman portico, Gaudí designed a sloping wall with a triple use: to naturally contain the terrain's rock fragments; to produce a surface area above wide enough for a road; and to create a pedestrian way on the lower level. All the columns, stemming from the portico's tilted supports, are different shapes and topped by mushroom-like capitals. The portico is named for the caryatid that adorns the first column.

The portico and washerwoman:

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/160s f/4.0 at 48.0mm iso400 full exif

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Bill Miller21-Jul-2013 14:57
Always in awe of his imagination.
The D800 seems to be working well for you now.
patou21-Jul-2013 14:54
Superbe prise de vue ,pleine de details ( v )
Jeff Real21-Jul-2013 12:37
An incredible detail from this amazing place ~V~
John Hamers21-Jul-2013 12:29
Great shot of those wonderful textures. V
Jim Coffman21-Jul-2013 12:28
Simply amazing,Helen!
joseantonio21-Jul-2013 12:04
Like a giant and lovely ice cream cone.V.
MummaDragon21-Jul-2013 11:46
The bushes at the top compliment it perfectly. Organic stonework. Beautiful. The stonemasons must have been skilled to have followed his template so well.
Chris Morton21-Jul-2013 11:27
got the spiral nicely