Aesthetics Exploration: Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain

Park Guell lies on the northern face of Carmel Hill in Barcelona Spain and overlooks the city as well as the Mediterranean Sea.

(On top of Carmel Hill in Park Guell – Photo Taken by me)

(Inside the colored-tiles in Park Guell overlooking the city – Photo by Traveldigg c)

The development of this park was thanks to two men: Eusebi Guell and Antoni Gaudi and was built between the years of 1900 – 1914 a. It was meant to become a living community, however it quickly was re-established as a park. Gaudi was a famous architect at the turn of the 20th century and is most known for his designs of the Sagrada Familia, pictured below b. The Sagrada Familia is still under construction, as you can see from the picture.

(Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s most popular architectural designs – Photo taken by me)

The attraction of this park is due to the hundreds of thousands of colored tiles that cover each infrastructure. You can see in the picture below that the roof of this building, which is one of only two houses ever built in the park, is covered in these tiles.

 

(One of only two houses in Park Guell – Photo taken by me)

When walking around the park, there are also many walls and fountains that are tile-covered that add to the overall aesthetics.

(Entrance at Park Guell – Photo by Ken Kaminesky d)

(One of the tiles on entrance wall – Photo taken by me)

(Tiled ceilings – Photo taken by me)

(Tiled Dragon Fountain – Photo taken by me)

I believe Gaudi and Guell were trying to create a living area that would attract many clients due to its aesthetic design. Although it failed as a living community, the beauty that Gaudi and Guell were trying to portray is the reason it remains so popular today.

Sources:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Güell
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoni_Gaud%C3%AD
  3. http://traveldigg.com/park-guell-the-most-unique-public-park-in-the-world/
  4. http://www.prachtigbarcelona.nl/bezienswaardigheden/parc-guell/

 

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  • I snuck along the Sound of Music CD when we were in Austria in 2004. I played it in our rental car the whooooole time. The Husband was not amused. LOL Somehow that CD never made it home with us2#8&30;I suspect The Husband had something to do with that!

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