Blogging about Antonio Gaudí a once in a Century Architect that Created Unique and Highly Individual Designs Regarded as a Contemporary InnovatoIt all starts with a dream and an amazing intention.
Casa Mila, better known as La Pedrea (Catalan for 'The Quarry'), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built during the years 19051910
From the outside I was never much of a fan of this building but once inside the full genius or insanity of Gaudi comes to life.
I have to clear my conscience about some of the pictures on this post. While we were walking through the exhibits there were lots of video presentations and I thought, why not take pictures of the pictures and this is the result with the exception of the roof top image.
This first image is of the Sagrada Familia which is rumored to be complete in 16 more years. I couldn't image starting a project and telling the owners it will take 145 years to complete. This project broke ground in 1882 and I think there have been a few project delays. Funding for this project is mostly from donations so the practice of patience has to the be realized on this journey.
What a wonderful experience to be able to explore not only the final result of this amazing architect but also to explore the process that went into creating his visions.
I felt like a kid in Disney Land when I got to the roof top of Gaudi's Casa Mila.
How could he articulate to his client what must of been going on in his head, the juxtaposition of very strange Darth Vader heads, twisting towers and irregular elevations with a amazing view of Barcelona.