This is not a wedding cake!
No, it isn’t, believe it or not! This is the Casa Batlló, built for a middle-class family (!), and remodeled by Gaudi. Not a lot of straight lines in there, very organic! Locals call it the bone house.
The building itself is situated in Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona’s Champs Elysées, and is an absolute tourist magnet, as you can imagine! For myself, I just love it! Then you wonder where Hundertwasser got his ideas from!
Here is a detail of the house:
Want to know more about it? No problem, just click here! Wiki will help!
The Casa next door is about as crazy. More about it… later, in another post.
Simply AMAZING! very good pic's
September 3, 2009 at 10:40 pm
August 31, 2009 at 10:35 am
But could be a birthday cake.
August 31, 2009 at 9:00 am
Wow, a house with icing all over!^^ Weird but beautiful 🙂
August 31, 2009 at 8:38 am
I only saw Venetian masks in the first photo and was about to ask where the bones were. Then I got to your second photo…
Gaudi really was kind of insane, wasn't he? And I don't mean that in a bad way. His works are just absolutely fantastic!
I want to apologize for not commenting much this past week, but it wasn't for lack of trying! Both Blogger and our internet connection at home at night has been giving me major headaches! I wanted to leave comments in almost all your posts but it was impossible. So now I'm taking advantage while I'm in! (It's afternoon of a holiday here so the connection's good.) I loved the church, the mosaic and the window display! All are fabulous and I just wanted to thank you for sharing them with us. If we ever get to Europe, Barcelona will definitely be in our itinerary.
August 31, 2009 at 5:57 am
Wow – it's a gem of a place! Certainly not for a middle-class family anymore, I guess? Quite posh in fact!
: – )
August 31, 2009 at 2:19 am
Enlarging the second photo, it becomes very clear why it's called the bone house. I've never seen anything like this, Rob. Thank you! Can't wait to check out the house next door.
August 31, 2009 at 12:58 am
That is unbelievable! What a stunning house.
August 30, 2009 at 11:09 pm
Wow! I have never seen nothing like it. Great site you have – good photos and interesting.
August 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm
Omigod! That is amazing. It's beautiful in a weird sort of way! I wonder what the inside is like?
August 30, 2009 at 10:05 pm
I love it, too. I visited it when I once was in Barcelona. Gaudí is so wonderfully weird!
August 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm
Excellent images, I am a big Gaudi fan. You found the perfect angle in the second shot!
August 30, 2009 at 8:25 pm
Another WOW! Thanks for sharing this Rob. I love this place. What imagination.
August 30, 2009 at 6:44 pm
wow, what a house. such whimsical and pretty detail. I would love to visit this place.
August 30, 2009 at 6:11 pm
Beautiful – I've been to Barcelona and remember this building.
August 30, 2009 at 5:37 pm
beautiful photo of a famous structure. I wish I were there.
August 30, 2009 at 5:21 pm
WOW! FAR OUT! SUPER! What a cool-looking building! I LOVE THIS! Thanks so much for sharing, so interesting. Nice captures, great color and details!
August 30, 2009 at 3:50 pm
Wow is right! What an amazing building.
August 30, 2009 at 3:30 pm
The word that comes to mind is Wow! That is quite a building. I absolutely love it!
August 30, 2009 at 3:20 pm