Monday, June 11, 2012

Part 2, Mondernism/e

So, the BCN tour I came across the store, Vinçon....which is RIDICULOUSLY overpriced housewares store, that is set in a beautiful building that used to belong to the artist Ramon Casas!

The terrace out back, which is a veritable oasis of calm in the center of the city and is free for anyone....please take note people tired of clutching their purses from the hoards of pick pockets....there is neither food nor drink here, but there are table and chairs and peace and quiet, and a view of La Pedrera from behind!

Plus the neighbours lovely terrace,

And the back part of this terrace, simply go upstairs in the store, and you're there...

The store also still has this amazing fireplace, that no one even really notices, but should.....

The ceilings....really, well worth the visit.

This is a different building called la Casa de les Punxets, designed by Puig i Cadafalch, for three sisters.  Built for them by their father.

Here we have a couple of shots of Gaudí's Pedrera....

A statue that is a joint work of Miró and Artigas, the ceramicist we went to see recently.

The ceiling in the patio in la Pedrera

A new building kitty-corner to the Pedrera, clearly echoing it, our friend doesn't like it...I kinda do.

Sidewalk tiles designed by Gaudí.

 La Pedrera taken from kitty corner too.

Further down Passeig de Gracia, are these three buildings:

First here, the Casa Amatller, by Puig i Cadafalch

Casa Batlló, which I have never been in as the entry fee is so expensive!

By Gaudí.

And the Casa Lleó Morera by Lluís Domènech i Montaner

Quite amazing all told, and below, the partner to the giraffe, the bull, thinking.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I think my two sisters and I would very much enjoy residing in la Casa de les Punxets! ;)