Photographer's Note

After a short break, I am back with my recent trip to Barcelona last month.

The Parc Guëll is one of the most intriguing parks in the world. The pavilions and main staircase designed by Antoni Gaudí look like they belong in some fairy tale.

This popular park started out as a development project. Eusebi Guëll, a well known Catalan industrialist, acquired a 17ha large hilly plot in the Gràcia district, north of Barcelona. He wanted to turn the area into a residential garden village based on English models. 60 Housing units as well as several public buildings were planned.

In 1900 Guëll commissioned his friend and protégé Antoni Gaudí with the development of the project. With the support from other architects including Josep M. Jujol and his disciple Francesc Berenguer, Gaudí worked on the garden village until 1914 when it was clear the project was a commercial failure: Guëll failed to sell a single house. In 1918 the city acquired the property and in 1922 it was opened to the public as a park.

The Parc Guëll was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1984.

Hope you will enjoy!

Exif Information
Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 5D
Firmware : Firmware Version 1.1.0
Shooting Date/Time : 10/03/2008 11:33:01
Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/40Sec.
Av(Aperture Value) : F4.0
Metering Modes : Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation : 0
ISO Speed : 200
Lens : EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Focal Length : 26,0 mm
Image size : 4368 x 2912
Image Quality : RAW
Flash : Off
White Balance : Auto
AF mode : One-Shot AF
Picture Style : Landscape
Color Space : Adobe RGB
File Size : 13119 KB
Drive Mode : Single-frame shooting

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