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Re: Barcelona's "Other Architect"

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating piece, Pheymont! I learned a lot. The architecture is a feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Barcelona's "Other Architect"

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for the excellent info!Great Photos too!I havent been to Barcelona in a number of years so I guess it's time to return.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 22, 2013: Fantastic Skylight in Barcelona

GarryRF ·
Thanks for the photo Pheymont. I adore ornate ceilings. Something from the past you don't get repeated today. This is in the Cunard Building in Liverpool. Built in 1914. Before it moved its HQ to New York in the 60's.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 22, 2013: Fantastic Skylight in Barcelona

PHeymont ·
That's gorgeous! By coincidence, I was in Cunard's New York booking hall from about the same period last week...it is now a bank. I will try to find a picture.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 22, 2013: Fantastic Skylight in Barcelona

PHeymont ·
Well, turns out to be a moment of mis-identification. The building I was in, 1 Broadway, had been the offices of United States Lines; Cunard was up the street at 25 Broadway. I haven't a picture yet for the booking hall-turned-bank, but here are two shots of Cunard's Great Hall, which is now a postal facility.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 26, 2014: Big City, Small Details

PortMoresby ·
For another urban perspective, from Pheymont's details to the photographs of Michael Wolf's Hong Kong, large scale " Architecture of Density ", currently at Flowers Gallery, London. Don't neglect to click on "#39" on the gallery page for more images.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 26, 2014: Big City, Small Details

PHeymont ·
Unbelievable density...unimaginable to me to live in such a tight space. It started a discussion here at home on the viability of cities, whether we could, with Marge Piercy, look forward to a future where cities do not exist—or to a future where, free of some of the economic and political structures of today, we could guarantee cities that are a pleasure to live in. In the meantime...I wish I could be in London to see these pictures at gallery size.
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Barcelona's "Other Architect"

PHeymont ·
Almost everyone who visits Barcelona goes knowing a little about Antonio Gaudi, the “moderniste” architect of the Sagrada Familia basilica and a host of unusual early 20th century buildings. Those who don’t soon find out that Gaudi...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 27, 2014: Pigeon Beach

PHeymont ·
It's summer, it's hot, you think of the beach or a pool, right? Why should birds be different?   These pigeons are taking advantage of a moderniste fountain at the northern end of Barcelona's Avinguda Gaudi, a shady pedestrianized street that...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 26, 2014: Big City, Small Details

PHeymont ·
Barcelona is noted for its modernist architecture, with works by Gaudi, Domenech i Montaner and others giving the city an exuberant image; the buildings are highly decorated and interestingly shaped. Part of our love for Barcelona comes from the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 7, 2014: Bench or Art?

PHeymont ·
  Barcelona's Moderniste heritage is not limited to the famous and flamboyant buildings of Gaudi, Domenech i Montaner and Puig...it spills over into public facilties and street furniture, such as this bench at a bus stop on Via Laietana just...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 22, 2013: Fantastic Skylight in Barcelona

PHeymont ·
http://www.travelgumbo.com/blog/architecture  The fantastic skylight of Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music) is a highlight of a building full of highlights. Built at the turn of the 20th century by...
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Montane Moorlands, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some memories and photos of visiting the montane moorlands of Mt. Kilimanjaro's Shira plateau.
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