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Gaudi Chimneys, Casa Mila, Barcelona

Chimneys and ventilation ducts. Not normally the sexiest of architecture elements, but today’s Hump Day Happy Snap is dedicated to those on one building in particular.

 

Gaudi Chimney Barcelona

Gaudi Chimneys, Barcelona

Anyone who has been to Barcelona and indulged in a tour of Antoni Gaudi’s work will know exactly where they’ve seen these before. On top of Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera, that stunningly beautiful building in the Eixample district.

The entire building is a visual feast. And feat. Built between 1905 and 1910, it’s full of quirky fun facts, like the way Gaudi wanted neighbours to know each other and so only put elevator doors on every second floor.

I could go on and on. But today I’m just going to love the way something as simple as a ventilation duct can be so wonderfully beautiful. And dream of going back to Barcelona to see the Gaudi chimneys again.

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  1. nice post, thanks for sharing.

  2. Anonymous says

    Possibly the most interesting roof in the world. John.

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