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La Pedrera
2005 Tomasz Dziubinski

La Pedrera

Barcelona, Spain

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Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for 'The Quarry'), is a building designed by Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1905–1907. It is located at 92, Passeig de Gràcia in the Eixample district of Barcelona.
It was built for Roger Segimon de Milà.

"La Pedrera - 'the quarry' - was the name an astounded population gave to this completely unique building. It could be compared with the steep cliff walls in which African tribes build their cave-like dwellings. The wavy facade, with its large pores, reminds one also of an undulating beach of fine sand, formed, for example, by a receding dune. The honeycombs made by industrious bees might also spring to the mind of the observer viewing the snake-like ups-and-downs that run through the whole bulding. In this last secular building which he constructed before devoting all his energies to the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi created a paradox: an artificial but natural building which was simultaneously a summary of all the forms that he has since become famous for.
The roof sports an imitation of the bench from Guell Park as well as an ever more impressive series of bizarre chimney stacks."


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yannick Beunard14-Dec-2006 20:19
Very nice !
Yves Dubois19-Sep-2005 10:33
this place look pretty unique...balcony look beautiful...
good shot..
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