Every man is crucified upon the cross of himself. – Whittaker Chambers
The chimneys on La Pedrera are without doubt the celebrities of Catalan chimneys, instantly recognizable with their facial expressions and ramrod posture. The less charitable critics would likely call them phallic orange cucumbers. Hard to forget that image once it takes root, I must say.
Another shot of La Pedrera’s rooftop, my favorite part of the building, despite the five or six-storey hike up a claustrophobic stairwell. Click [here] for a panoramic shot.
The curvy and undulating balconies of La Pedrera, reminiscent of coral reefs and the twining branches of an ancient tree.
Also known as Casa Milà, Antoni Gaudí’s La Pedrera is a perennial evergreen among tourists in Barcelona. It was designed to be a block of apartments, and is noted for architectural patterns adapted from natural elements. Interestingly, the stretch of Passeig de Gràcia that La Pedrera sits on also boasts interesting lamp posts that form …