Photographer's Note

This image has been taken at the roof of the Palau Güell located in Barcelona and designed by architect Antoni Gaudí for the Catalan industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell.

Perhaps the most striking space of the building is the roof. There are eighteen chimneys and ventilators, some plain brick, some trencadís jig-saw puzzle fragments of tiles, decorating geometrical or organically shaped caps poised on columns.
Gaudí was the first Spanish architect to recover the old Moorish style of using fragments of tile to decorate a surface and on the roof of the Palau Güell, his first attempt at trencadís, he was riffing on the theme, showing off subtle variations on similar structures, playing with the effects of the changing light. It makes magical landscape against the backdrop of old Barcelona. Source:

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Additional Photos by Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
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