The Dragon’s Rooftop

The Dragon’s Rooftop is unique…and amazing …and mythical…and beautiful…..and FUN…so what could be better for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week on the topic of ROOFS .

Back to Barcelona today (only on my laptop, not in person unfortunately) for some pictures from our visit to Casa Batllo.

The house was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and built between 1904 and 1906.  To describe it as a “house” doesn’t do it justice, although it was at one time a family home. It is more usually described as “an architectural masterpiece” or “more than just a building. more of a modern artistic myth“.

To start on the ground floor and take your time (along with all the other tourists) making your way up to the top floor and onto the roof  is a magical experience. I have loads more photographs for another blog or two showing the interior, but for now here’s some of the Roof Terrace with its mythical Chimneys (girded by the backbone of the famous dragon, slain by Saint Jordi (St. George)

 

Casa Batllo Gaudi barcelona

Casa Batllo ©HelenBushe

 

Dragon Rooftop Barcelona Gaudi

The Dragon’s Rooftop ©HelenBushe       

 

Dragon's Spine Gaudi Casa Batllo Barcelona

The Dragon’s Spine ©HelenBushe

 

Up on the Roof Casa Batllo Barcelona

Up on the Roof ©HelenBushe

 

Chimney Pots Gaudi casa batllo Barcelona

Chimney Pots ©HelenBushe    

 

And just to prove that I had the full tourist experience, here I am complete with headphones for translated commentary:

Me as a Tourist

In Full Tourist Mode ©SHW

 

For more roofs from around the world, why not click on the link to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge?

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