Gaudi’s chimneys

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Like so many others before us, we’ve become Gaudi fans and fascinated, amongst other things, by his chimneys. All of the houses designed by Gaudi that we visited included the roof with their marvellous chimneys. Gaudi believed that all things useful should also be aesthetically pleasing. Some of the chimneys are used to evacuate smoke while other are for ventilation. They are often highly colourful, and sometimes made with salvaged materials, including broken champagne bottles!

On top of Guell Palace

On top of Guell Palace

We visited the inside of Guell Palace, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila (also known as La Pedrera) and the Guell Pavilions from the outside only. Our home exchange host, Pep, who’s a musican, tells us that they hold concerts on top of La Pedrera. It must be a truly unique experience.

On Guell Palace looking over the city

On Guell Palace looking over the city

On top of Guell Palace with a modern tower on the left

On top of Guell Palace with a modern tower on the left

 

Chimneys on top of Casa Botllo
Chimneys on top of Casa Batllo

 

Chimneys on Casa Botllo
Chimneys on Casa Batllo
Chimneys on top of La Pedrera - the one on the left is covered in broken glass from champagne bottles

Chimneys on top of La Pedrera – the one on the left is covered in broken glass from champagne bottles

Chimneys on La Pedrera

Chimneys on La Pedrera

Human-looking chimneys on La Pedrera

Human-looking chimneys on La Pedrera

 

On top of the Guell Pavilion
On top of the Guell Pavilion

 

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8 Responses to Gaudi’s chimneys

  1. Jane's cousin's friend says:

    Fascinating and very beautiful – it’s a shame his idea of making useful things beautiful didn’t catch on – there are so many ugly building from the fifties and sixties.

  2. breadispain says:

    How cool is that? It looks like you are walking through a Picasso painting!

    • Rosemary Kneipp says:

      That’s exactly the feeling you get! I watched the kids go crazy at La Pedrera in particular. They just loved it.

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