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Torre Bellesguard
05-OCT-2013

Torre Bellesguard

The stairs lead up to the most extraordinary room in the house, the Sala dels Maons or "Brick Hall" that fills the top floor. Lately used for Guilera family parties, it was conceived as a music room, but Gaudí spent so long tinkering with the acoustics that Sra Figueras' money ran out before it was ever finished. Hence it was left in bare brick, a brick forest of intertwining rows of vaults resting on thin corbel-topped columns, one of many structural systems that were Gaudí's own invention. For a complete contrast, just off this chamber is the gentlemen's smoking room, an all-white space with a balcony – fittingly, the one that represents God the Father – with stunning views over the garden.
A band or openings of neo-gothic style guarantees the entrance of natural light into this space

Canon EOS 70D
1/1600s f/3.5 at 18.0mm iso3200 full exif

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Fabienne23-Oct-2013 21:34
C'est une belle image avec les rayons de soleil qui filtrent jusqu'à l'intérieur.
Jean D20-Oct-2013 00:26
Excellent capture along with a very informative caption, Jose. ~V
Zoltán Balogh18-Oct-2013 15:26
Great photo Jose! V
Frank Tran15-Oct-2013 13:03
Superb shot! V+
Tom LeRoy15-Oct-2013 10:36
Excellent use of low light in your wonderful composition! Well done! V
Will Hoskins15-Oct-2013 02:36
Excellent composition emphasizing all the repeating forms. Fine job holding detail in both light and dark areas. V
Dennis Hoyne15-Oct-2013 02:21
Your captured the "brick" architecture perfectly, Jose! I can imagine planning the acoustics in such a room a very difficult task.
larose forest photos15-Oct-2013 00:19
An amazing room, full of lovely shapes and textures. Gorgeous shot! V
woody3415-Oct-2013 00:08
Wonderful perspective and light, terrific shot...V
laine14-Oct-2013 23:09
Beautifully captured indoor image, Jose..
Greeney14-Oct-2013 22:36
Fascinating shapes, light & shadows, V!
Daniel Lamothe14-Oct-2013 20:47
Beautiful POV! And the lighting is perfect! V
Helen Betts14-Oct-2013 20:36
I like the many repeating forms, and good job of handling that light! V.
John Reynolds14-Oct-2013 20:17
Great internal capture. V.
Jim Coffman14-Oct-2013 19:28
Perfectly captured interior!
Kim14-Oct-2013 19:25
Excellent interior shot Jose! V
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