Up in smoke

25 Jun
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Just a few

Happy Monday, I hope you had a lovely weekend! In Barcelona (and on many places along the Mediterranean coast) we celebrated Sant Joan this weekend, as a way to honour the Summer solstice. Since a lot of bonfires and fireworks went up in smoke, I thought it would be suitable to share Palau Güell’s chimneys with you today. Enjoy!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Brick beauty :: 2

Each and every chimney at Palau Güell is different from the next, and each is a work of art, whether they be decorated with glazed tiles (broken to suit the ‘trencadis’ style), glass shards, stones or the humble brick, they are all gorgeous in their own way. Here, see for yourself…

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Aren’t they all amazing? If you look closely in some of the photos, you’ll see some more modern chimneys in the background… not quite as beautiful, unfortunately. Gaudí not only designed all these beauties (and more, for the Chimneys on Casa Milá are stunning also) but he also created the most beautiful lightning rod I have ever seen (below) to avoid the whole palace from going up in smoke. Have a great week, everyone!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

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