Phantom Balconies

Like its neighbor a few blocks away, Casa Batlló is another famous Catalan architecture designed by Antoni Gaudí. Originally named House of Bones, the building feels like it has fused with a mythical creature, with design elements taking on an organic quality. Its facade is dominated by curvy windows and balconies that resemble an opera mask (or a skeleton, if you are the macabre type), all backed by a gorgeously textured multicolored mosaic wall.

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    • I’m sure Spain has its modern architecture as well – Torre Agbar and Valencia’s Hemispheric comes to mind. Didn’t get the chance to visit either though. Sure, I’ll pop by your blog too 😉

  1. The first thing that struck me was how the colorful mosaic background brings emphasis to the plain colored balconies and shutters. I can see the mask thing. Why can’t we Canadians be so colorful and creative instead of the boring, tall, steel and glass structures we’re so used to here? Just takes my breath away! Thank you for sharing!

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