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!
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.
8 thoughts on “Gaudi’s chimneys”
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.
Yes, I quite agree.
How cool is that? It looks like you are walking through a Picasso painting!
That’s exactly the feeling you get! I watched the kids go crazy at La Pedrera in particular. They just loved it.