My Barcelona adventure: The dream, art and magic of Casa Batllo’.

It’s always been my dream to visit Barcelona and see with my eyes the incredible art of Antoni Gaudi. Few days ago from Rome i traveled bymyself enjoying this adventure, discovering the extraordinary city of Barcelona, in the heart of Catalonia, Spain.

My Hotel was infront of the famous Cathedral in the Gothic area, i walked admiring the city around me and taking photos…my first step was to go and visit: Casa Batllo’, one of the most amazing creations of Gaudi. Once there i couldn’t believe to my eyes. Spectacular. I had a tour inside and after i dedicated few photos with my Kilame Shoes infront of the house. Gaudi is a big inspiration for me, was raining that day but i didn’t care. The atmosphere was just incredible, the colors, the architecture, a real dream. I enjoyed myself so much just looking at it, i had dinner and then i came back to my hotel, already i was faling in love with this beautiful city.

20140617_173559Just arrived in Barcelona, Plaza Catalunya

IMG_1109 IMG_1110Casa Batllo’

Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the center of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. A remodel of a previously built house, it was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and has been refurbished several times after that. The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), as it has a visceral, skeletal organic quality. It was originally designed for a middle-class family and situated in a prosperous district of Barcelona. Like everything Gaudí designed, only identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, in particular, has unusual tracery, irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work. There are few straight lines, and much of the façade is decorated with a colorful mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencadís). The roof is arched and was likened to the back of a dragon or dinosaur. A common theory about the building is that the rounded feature to the left of centre, terminating at the top in a turret and cross, represents the lance of Saint George (patron saint of Catalonia, Gaudí’s home), which has been plunged into the back of the dragon. Wilkipedia.

20140617_17520020140617_175651 20140617_180152 20140617_182257 IMG_1114Inside Casa Batllo’

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