Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Barcelona, Park Guell

Originally intended to be a housing project, Park Guell failed to find buyers and remained uncompleted. It was eventually given to the city of Barcelona for use as a public park, and it quickly became a symbol of the city itself thanks to Gaudi's marvelous amphitheatre set above a series of columns, none of which appear to be actually vertical. The ceiling of the columned area is like the floor of the sea above one's head, executed in mosaic tile.

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