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7.18.2013

Zombie Bait

The best part about my trip to Barcelona was the chance to see one of my favorite architects up close and personal for the first time. Here are the three stops I was able to hit. 



Outside:

 Main staircase:

Fireplace in the den:

Living room:


The interior light well (so beautiful):

Mushroom chimneys:
 

The dragon's back:
 


Gaudi described it as looking like a forest inside, perfect description:

SF is now my favorite big fucking church:

One for Jennifer, the stained glass was chosen to be very richly colorful (they would slowly shift from orange to yellow to green to blue) causing the inside to glow beautifully: 

Ceiling detail

Parachuting Jesus

Each entrance represented a different phase of Jesus' life, this was Gaudi's Nativity:

Workshop in the basement. The SF will never be completed:

If erection lasts for more than 4 centuries, consult physician:

Can't see the forest for the trees:

Money shot:


Now with hip cafe:

Inside courtyard:

Courtyard from the roof:

Should I be getting aroused?

Apparently so:

Attic where the apartment complex's laundry used to be. My laundry doesn't look quite as cool:

Typical kitchen:

Dining room:

2nd courtyard:

Main living space of an apartment:


All in all 7 thumbs up!


19 comments:

Scott Peterson said...

Outstanding.

Yeah--and this is probably been rehashed a billion times, but I'm ignorant, so--what I kept thinking when I was looking at the various Gaudi designs in Barcelona was that I felt like I'd stepped into a Dr. Seuess book. And I liked it.

BDR said...

Good bait. It's the second next city on our bucket list. I will use this as argument to drop current next to second.

Welcome back (however temporary) to Blegsylvania and welcome back to our analog current and future hell.

fish said...

Scott, that is very true. Seuss and Gaudi are brothers from another mother. Somehow Gaudi did know when to stop, because all the spaces I saw felt awesome without me ever going, "I never want to live in this."

BDR!!! I would put Barcelona on my re-bucket list. That shows you how awesome it is. But only if you like being a little sunburnt while munching on fresh calamari and drinking sangria as the sun sets over the Mediterranean. Yes, I am very aware how insufferable and privileged that sounds...

Pinko Punko said...

NOT COOL!

sobs. jealous.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

But only if you like being a little sunburnt while munching on fresh calamari and drinking sangria as the sun sets over the Mediterranean.


Why, that's nothing compared to an evening in Dayton, Ohio, feesh.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Wow, you're back!

fish is back!!!

fish said...

Why, that's nothing compared to an evening in Dayton, Ohio, feesh.

Yeah, heat index of 110 in DC today. I wanna go back...

fish said...

fish is back!!!

No, only a quick break from not being back.

anne said...

anne bait as well as zom b ..i e ,said can't leave ont. ,daughter of an arch. drafts.,thank you .. .

Another Kiwi said...

Luvverly stuff Mister Fish. It's organic buildings innit.

fish said...

Thanks AK! Organic is a good way to describe them. Although they probably would never get a certificate from California.

Substance McGravitas said...

Squarehead guy has a very big boner.

fish said...

You'd think he would be smiling more.

Jennifer said...

causing the inside to glow beautifully

Hopefully you felt it as well as saw it.

fish said...

It was impactful....

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Spring and Summer, all gone.
I blame fish.
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Mandos said...

I agree. Fish is usually pretty blameworthy. Fish, bring back our summer!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Fish News?!!?!??!
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fish said...

I am a fish for all seasons.