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Mosaic music

Underneath the Parque Guell’s main square, underneath the serpent bench, Gaudi built a very special kind of music room. Supported by 86 doric columns, the vaulted ceiling reverberates the sounds, and it is a good place for buskers and other musicians. The 2 photos above show some of the decorations on the ceiling.

2 more views of the columns themselves.

La salle de musique de la colonie Guell. Gaudi avait une excellente comprehension des regles de l’accoustique. Le plafond alveole et les 86 colonnes doriques forment une tres bonne caisse de resonance.

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20 responses

  1. exquisite, so full of lively colors!


    January 29, 2010 at 8:25 pm

  2. How beautiful!


    January 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm

  3. hi rob n mandy, gaudi's work is indeed a masterpiece, no doubt about it,
    the tile works are just bursting in colors!
    the colonnade structures are magnificent, another nice angle i've not yet seen. ^0^


    January 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm

  4. What cheerful colors on these mosaics! «Louis» would like to see these in person!


    January 29, 2010 at 12:47 pm

  5. Exquisite post, beautiful place – although I've been here, don't recall this much detail… must get back sometime, hey!? Enjoyed your previous post as well!
    Gena @ Thinking Aloud
    a photoblog
    South Africa


    January 29, 2010 at 8:24 am

  6. The mosaics are beautiful and fun, but I would love to experience the sound for myself. I imagine that the room makes even speaking voices sound great.


    January 29, 2010 at 8:20 am

  7. WOW….It's so colourful…fantastic!


    January 29, 2010 at 8:17 am

  8. Obviously a very intelligent architect. Love the design, and the tile work.


    January 29, 2010 at 5:26 am

  9. Amazing and lovely shots !! Simply nice and beautiful !!


    January 29, 2010 at 5:01 am

  10. afv

    Magnificent show of artwork from top to bottom. Excellent shots too.


    January 29, 2010 at 4:48 am

  11. A chello, probably the only instrument, able to reflect the beauty of this place.

    A Friday with only harmony for you two.


    January 29, 2010 at 1:55 am

  12. I tell you: pray every day with thanks that you live in this miracle city :-)) And I will thank you for the photos of this miracle city.


    January 28, 2010 at 11:04 pm

  13. Dear friends,
    First of all thanks for the clue about Amsterdam, in fact I think it will be much more beautiful in Spring or Summer…anyway it's a trip my friends, it is indeed!LOL
    And about park Guell we need to come back there because we did not the time to visit there, it's a pity, this place is amazing and I want to come back for sure!
    Thanks for so nice tour in this musical and magical place!


    January 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm

  14. Never seen so many columns in one place. Love the colors too!


    January 28, 2010 at 6:56 pm

  15. VP

    I saw this place long time ago, it looks restored and really beautiful. Your title is twice right,everything is music here, even the mosaics themselves.


    January 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm

  16. hmd

    I would say the whole structure is an artwork!!! its height,colors,shapes,depth and texture. Thanks for sharing these great photos.


    January 28, 2010 at 4:15 pm

  17. The artwork and pillars are beautiful.


    January 28, 2010 at 1:47 pm

  18. You say music, I way mosaic! Music, mosaic, let's call the whole thing off!


    January 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm

  19. Love, love your photos. And because I have a real passion for mosaic work, I especially love your subject matter.
    Your banner under your title is beautiful.


    January 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm

  20. Your photos bring back so many wonderful memories of Barcelona. One of my favorite cities.
    Jim, North Carolina, USA


    January 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm