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Brick delights

3 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Tiered

It is a well-known fact, that buildings constructed at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries in Barcelona were embellished with a range of techniques which were popular at the time. But there are also buildings, such as the Caixa Forum building, a former factory designed by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, where the embellishments are mostly found in the way the bricks that make up the skin of the building were laid.  Here are some brick delights from said building for your visual pleasure…

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Steps

And there are more…

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Up in smoke

25 Jun copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
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!

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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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Brick house

26 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Sant Antoni Abat

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Did you go to church by any chance? No? That’s ok, I’m not the church-going type myself, but sometimes I make an exception, for example when the church is such a beautiful one as this brick house I am showing you today. Let’s go!

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