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Palau Guell

Palau Guell
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10255 W: 144 N: 25647] (124503)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-06
Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Event
Exposure: 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-05-05 0:38
Viewed: 2251
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is the entrance to Palau Guell, much less known masterpiece by Gaudi. Front entrance allowed horse-drawn carriages to enter the home through one door and exit through the other.

There are big crowds to see Parc Guell, Sagrada familia and Casa Battlo and only few people visit Palau Guell that is also beautiful and has the nice roof like La Pedrera. As you can see - no queue to enter :)

The Palau Güellis a mansion designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell and built between 1886 and 1888. It is situated on the Carrer Nou de la Rambla, in the El Raval neighbourhood of the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".

The home is centered around the main room for entertaining high society guests. Guests entered the home in horse-drawn carriages through the front iron gates, which featured a parabolic arch and intricate patterns of forged ironwork resembling seaweed and in some parts a horsewhip. Animals could be taken down a ramp and kept in the livery stable in the basement where the servants resided, while the guests went up the stairs to the receiving room. The ornate walls and ceilings of the receiving room disguised small viewing windows high on the walls where the owners of the home could view their guests from the upper floor and get a "sneak peek" before greeting them, in case they needed to adjust their attire accordingly.

The main party room has a high ceiling with small holes near the top where lanterns were hung at night from the outside to give the appearance of a starlit sky.

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The view of interior

The ceiling with "stars"

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13917 W: 0 N: 16108] (170320)
  • [2017-05-05 0:44]


quel rendu sur ce immense porte avec ces grilles d'entrée quelle facade et déocration et cette dame en rouge qui ressort sueprbe compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9719 W: 157 N: 15685] (125127)
  • [2017-05-05 0:47]

Czesc Malgosiu!
Bardzo ciekawe te wejscia.
Dekoracja na srodku robi wrazenie.
Ladny kadr i kolory.
Zaswiecilo slonko, ciekawe na jak dlugo?
Milego dnia.

Frankly Malgo, I do not remember this specific entrance, and you write about that - it was 03/2000 when we were there...
Details are marvelous iron-wrought work, in Gaudi's special style and surprising masterpieces.
Nice taken frontal POV.
My best regards,

splendid details captured here Margo, and the two people waiting around for the first tourist I guess, gives the image extra interest

Hello Malgo,
What a fantastic façade. You had a good light and the photo is perfectly exposed. Apart from the beautiful details I appreciate of course the two persons. Nice workshops too, but this is the best photo.
Kind regards,

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15562 W: 159 N: 27210] (142886)
  • [2017-05-05 4:32]

Hi Malgorzata
Intéressante façade, les décorations impressionnantes, l'intérieur vaut aussi le détour a voir les deux WS
belle journée

Ciao cara Malgo, great view of fantastic architecture, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Malgo,
It is weird and wonderful, but still not exactly the usual style of Gaudi. Maybe it's the use of iron as material that makes the difference. I think I haven't visited this place either.

Ciao Malgo,

Un endroit que j'ai adoré. Cet homme était tout simplement un génie. J'aime le cadrage qui offre une superbe symétrie et la contre plongée qui lui donne de l'ampleur.



Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Voici une note qui mérite les félicitations. Très bonnes explications, l'on suit avidement l'historique.
Les architectes et concepteur avaient de l'avance sur leur temps, c'étaient des visionnaires.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 0 N: 7820] (56683)
  • [2017-05-05 8:21]

Chyba tylko trzy dziela Gaudiego sa poza Barcelona, a nazwisko architekta mowi samo za siebie, piekne detale, swietne zdjecie
pozdrawiam Ryszard

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11871 W: 126 N: 21327] (109549)
  • [2017-05-05 12:58]
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Hi Malgo,the masterwork of Gaudi in 3 different views. The main pic is excellent,great capture of the entrance in a perfect quality,while the 2 WS are unsharp and it's a pity to show us this magnificent interior with a so bad qualitt of details....ehehe....no problems,nobody is perfect! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Malgo
le due foto degli interni sono molto belle, ma questa in prima pagina è senza dubbio più...fotografica.
La fattura delle due porte e il grande stemma al centro attirano molto l'attenzione, hai inserito bene le due persone, soprattutto la signora con il ....punto rosso.
Buon we

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24512 W: 523 N: 41034] (176508)
  • [2017-05-06 0:30]

Hello Malgo,

A wonderful detailed picture of the both entrances.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Nice presentation very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14372 W: 1040 N: 28868] (136972)
  • [2017-05-06 2:59]

Czesc Malgosiu!

MacDonalds would love this! Looks like their big M! Nice symmetry of the arches with excellent sharpness. The woman in red at left is well placed. Now I am off to check the workshop. Tfs!

Hi Malgo,
Interesting view well taken, nice architecture,perfect sharpness to see all these details, good effect with people and the lady with red clothes, good colors contrast.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10589 W: 174 N: 18011] (80029)
  • [2017-06-05 2:01]


I didn't visit this one too. nice details of the gate, many precious adornments, something strange in some aspects and something darker than we think about the works of gaudi. TFS.


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