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12.31.05 00 Burning the last few hours of 2005

12.31.05 00 Burning the last few hours of 2005

View of La Pedrera (Casa Milà) built between 1906 and 1910 for Milà family.
This is one of the main Gaudí residential buildings and one of the most imaginative houses of the architecture history, this building is more an sculpture that a building.
Some of the collaborators in the works (following Permanyer) were the architect Josep Maria Jujol, the brothers Badia as iron forgers, the founder Manyach, the builder Josep Bayo and the plaster Joan Beltran (plaster ceilings of that building are truly exceptional).
The façade is an impressive, varied and harmonious mass of undulating stone without straight lines where also the forged iron is present in the shapes of balconies imitating vegetal forms.
The lofts are supported by the traditional Catalan "totxo" (brick) arching walls following the style developed by Gaudí in Santa Teresa school and Bellesguard also in Barcelona.
The roof show an exuberant fantasy, the chimneys designing vanguard shapes remember warriors in a forest of surprising figures.
The building was also recognized by UNESCO as "World Heritage" in 1984.

This shot was taken around 6:30 p.m. on the last day of the year. No tripod available and at the last minute a girl stands in front of me and ruins my shot. Anyway i could have cropped it but i would loose the tree and part of the lamp. I decided to leave just the way it is.

A beautiful view from the top of La Pedrera by my daughter Matilde here www.flickr.com/photos/matidocas/82650636/

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