Travel Challenge: Texture as displayed by Antonin Gaudi

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Wall in the Courtyard of Casa Battlo, Barcelone, Spain

Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack has issued a Texture travel challenge this week. I thought this would be the perfect time to share more photos of Gaudi’s work.

If anyone knows texture, it is Antonin Gaudi.  If you are not familiar with this famous Spanish architect, I encourage you do a little research. His style is described as Modernism and I think people either love it or hate it. I don’t think many are ambivalent to his work.

I found that I really disliked the exterior of La Sagrada Familia, but that his work with mosaics and in houses was very interesting. All of it is over the top, but you really can’t take your eyes off of it.

So, with no further ado, I bring you Gaudi and my interpretation of the Texture theme.

What do you think? Do you like the Gaudi style? What do you like about it? What don’t you like about it? Do you have a favorite architect or style of architecture?

I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you for reading!

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La Sagrada Familia

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Inside of La Sagrada Familia

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Stairway inside La Sagrada Familia

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Outside of Casa Battlo, Barcelona, Spain

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Outside of Casa Battlo, Barcelona, Spain

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Roof of Casa Battlo, Barcelona, Spain

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A ceiling in the Casa Battlo, Barcelona, Spain


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51 responses to “Travel Challenge: Texture as displayed by Antonin Gaudi

  1. I love his style, and so enjoyed or visit to see his works. It’s all so incredible. Good choice for the theme. 🙂

  2. It’s true! I really like some of them but the others are well a tad gaudy…did he change his name to relflect that??

  3. I’m not always a fan of the ornate, but I do enjoy something different, of which his style seems to be. That courtyard wall is quite unique. I bet it’s beautiful in the sun.

  4. I wonder if the Spaniards really knew what they were going to get when they contracted Gaudi …

    • I wonder that too. He was 33 when they contracted with him for La Sagrada Familia. When I think about where I was when I was 33, I was shooting for the stars, too. Of course it was a different time, but still. We couldn’t help but think ego played a big part in his work. But you can’t take your eyes off of it!

  5. Personally I love Gaudi’s work, and had the pleasure of seeing it firsthand in Barcelona when I stayed there for a week in 2002 with my stepdad (he was there for the International AIDS Conference, and we also got to see Nelson Mandela (!!!!) speak at the closing ceremonies!!) Thanks for linking to my texture theme =)

    –Love and Liberation–


  6. I love the craftsmanship of his work. It’s much more detailed and some of his interiors are exquisite. I think it depends on the setting for me. Love some of it – some not so much. Nice shots as always:)

    • Thank you!!! I feel the same way – love some of it – some of it, not so much. Can you believe those stairs in the church??? That goes into the not-so-much category for me. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!!

  7. Beautiful photos! But I must confess I find the buildings too gaudy! I think simplicity is the heart and soul of beauty!

  8. Great photos. The aesthetic in the last ceiling photo appeals to me. I’m definitely a round edged no sharp angles person.I think you captured “texture” wonderfully.

  9. As always, beautiful pictures. I don’t think I would love a home with these textures … but would enjoy going to see the architecture up close and personal.

  10. The pictures are amazing! It’s hard to believe that these structures were created by the hands of a human being.

  11. When you get a second, can you stop by please? Hope you can figure out why…it’s a bit of a mess. Just holler if you need help. 🙂

  12. Great photos, amazing artist,I believe he made the floors in one of his creations all uneven so that even your feet had to think about his work. Can’t remember which one, think it was an apartment block. It was way back in 1990 when I visited Spain

  13. Lovely photos! Casa Battlo is probably one of my favourite houses in the world. I adore Gaudi´s work and have had the honour of visiting it many times.

  14. i love Gaudi’s work. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos 🙂

  15. I love his architecture’ fabulous pictures and entry!

  16. What a lovely collection of textured images!

  17. This building is the number one reason I want to come to Spain! Great shots!

  18. Wow very stunning!, this is great ”texture” that I’ve seen :p Thanks a lot for the pingback link

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