This week and last I’ve been presenting to you images of a very distinct architectural style. It’s known as Catalan Modernism, and it is characterized by a very fluid, organic look. One of the most important practitioners and proponents of this style was Antoni Gaudí.
And the best place to go to see Antoni Gaudí’s work is a park on the western edge of Barcelona. Today’s photos were taken at Barcelona’s Park Güell, which was designed by Antoni Gaudí and built during the fifteen-year period between 1900 and 1914.
The buildings here are typical of Catalan Modernism, with brightly colored tiles adorning flowing, curvaceous forms reminiscent of what you would expect from a fairy tale setting.
Not all the lines at Park Güell are fluid, or even modern, however. Rather surprisingly, neoclassical elements such as fluted colonnades are also in evidence:
Enough of the architectural lessons. It’s time to just soak in the sights of this fascinating park with a photo gallery. Click on any image below to enlarge and activate today’s slide show: