A quick Thursday Doors post today – this week my door comes from Barcelona, and Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Mila apartment building. The rope and signs get in the way a little bit, but I think you can see what an impressive feature this door is. And it’s only a side door!
Casa Mila is built of undulating white stone, and features some of Gaudi’s famous chimney pots poking out over the roofline, as well as extraordinary balcony rails made of sinuous metal twists. My construction engineer husband shook his head as we stood outside, thinking about how it would have been to have to manage such a complex build.
And yet it was managed and stands as a testament to Gaudi’s genius – he is one of my favourite architects and it was a thrill to experience his work in real life. I can only dream of actually living in one of the apartments…
I only learned about Gaudi in the last year or two. What an amazing mind he must have had! Thanks for showing us another bit of his genius.
Thanks Janet – I agree, he must have had a remarkable mind 🙂
That is just beautiful – thanks for sharing 🙂
You’re welcome, Norm – thanks for coming to have a look 🙂
Me too 🙂
Have you ever seen the inside of one of those apartments? I wonder if they’re regular rooms or all sinuous curves like the outside… I really don’t know what to expect.
Wow – I just Googled ‘inside Casa Mila.’ It’s well worth doing… 🙂 Hope you’re well and having a good week x
Ooooh… Might have to do that myself! Love interiors, I used to be a store manager for Habitat before kids!
Ooh, really? I love interiors too – I always want to redo my whole house whenever I visit a furniture place (or flea market, or antique fair, or…) I briefly considered becoming an estate agent just so I could stick my nose in other people’s houses 🙂
Haha that’s hilarious! You could just by interiors magazines, then you don’t have to change career, much easier! 😁
Thank you – it is a really beautiful building and we spent quite a bit of time standing outside just looking at it 🙂
I can see why!
Wonderful – that is quite an amazing building…
Thank you 🙂 We spent a lot of time looking at it, just trying to take it all in – even the stone close up is textured, so many details to see.
Lovely Thursday doors post Helen, makes me want to visit!
Thanks Marjorie – it was a great trip, that’s for sure 🙂
I adore Barcelona, and Gaudi. Loved seeing all his work in Barca, so inspirational.
I know – it’s quite extraordinary to see in person, isn’t it? We spent ages looking at his buildings across the city plus went up to Parc Guell – fantastic!
its breath taking – like that one you can go into the centre of the building and its hollow like a donut and all the windows… and just wow.
I know – it’s hard to take in, isn’t it? His mind must have worked in strange and wonderful ways. And the builders must have been tearing their hair out to get it right!
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