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Barcelona-Park Güell

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3rd day of the trip and our first destination was Park Guell. Park Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of el Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Spain. It was designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914 and it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudí”. Since i’m not much sure about the details history of Park Güell, i have to take some useful informations from wikipedia.

Description of Park Güell:

Park Güell is skillfully designed and composed to bring the peace and calm that one would expect from a park. The buildings flanking the entrance, though very original and remarkable with fantastically shaped roofs with unusual pinnacles, fit in well with the use of the park as pleasure gardens and seem relatively inconspicuous in the landscape when one considers the flamboyance of other buildings designed by Gaudí.

The focal point of the park is the main terrace, surrounded by a long bench in the form of a sea serpent. To design the curvature of the bench surface Gaudí used the shape of buttocks left by a naked workman sitting in wet clay. The curves of the serpent bench form a number of enclaves, creating a more social atmosphere. Gaudí incorporated many motifs of Catalan nationalism, and elements from religious mysticism and ancient poetry, into the Park. The visitor was originally greeted by two life-size mechanical gazelles (a major euphemistic symbol of ‘the young beloved’ in the Hebrew strand of the medieval love poetry of the region), but these have since been lost during the turbulence of war.

Roadways around the park to service the intended houses were designed by Gaudí as structures jutting out from the steep hillside or running on viaducts, with separate footpaths in arcades formed under these structures. This minimized the intrusion of the roads, and Gaudí designed them using local stone in a way that integrates them closely into the landscape. His structures echo natural forms, with columns like tree trunks supporting branching vaulting under the roadway, and the curves of vaulting and alignment of sloping columns designed in a similar way to his Church of Colònia Güell so that the inverted catenary arch shapes form perfect compression structures.

Some tourist don’t know that there is a high-point offers the most complete view of Barcelona and the bay along the way through the Park Güell Garden. It is possible from there to view the main city of Barcelona in panorama, with the Sagrada Familia and the Montjuïc area visible at a distance.

More pictures on Flickr

City of Barcelona

A street performer at the high-point of Park Güell entertains the visitors

Enjoy the moment at the highest point of Barcelona

Few more step to the top

About the tones of 3pictures above, i just did some experiment and enjoy myself with photoshop and it’s actually quite easy to get those tones.hehe…and i added some lightness on each photos and that’s why they look like a little soft.

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February Wallpaper

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All right, as promised starting from this month i’ll upload a wallpaper per month,for all visitors here for free!!which is from the best shot of the previous month. My main purpose is actually to keep my momentum up and polish my skill which i think this is one of the fast way and of course to let my visitors enjoy a new wallpaper each month with a CALENDER in it.

Back to the main point, this month i’ll share my landscape wallpaper,which been captured during my winter trip to Sevilla Spain last December 2009. The name of the bridge is Puenta de Triana de Sevilla which is one of the main bridge in Sevilla ( there are a lot of bridge here, you’ll be amaze if you come visiting here ). Shot was taken during sunset and the real shot actually exactly like this one, just a minor treatment was done to keep the the picture clean. The history behind of this bridge i can’t really find it in the internet.

Here is some info about the Triana Town which being connected to the Sevilla City by Puenta de Triana Bridge (I think so):

Triana is a neighborhood in the city of Seville, Spain, across the river Guadalquivir from the center, and in fact the majority, of the city. Triana shares what is effectively an island (sitting between two arms of the Guadalquivir except for a narrow strip to the north where it is canalized under the ground) with Los Remedios to the south and La Cartuja to the north. The island is also named Isla de la Cartuja, and has been home to human settlement since before the Romans colonized Hispalis (Seville).

Traditionally, residents of Triana consider the neighborhood to be an entity separate from the rest of Seville, as a result of its popular sense of identity. In reality, Triana forms an integral part of Seville, its culture, and its tradition.

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so…here we go..the overview of the wallpaper, just click on it and you can download it (size:1200×800 & 1900×1200). or HERE. If the wallpaper does not match your monitor’s resolution please tell me.
Enjoy!!!have a great month!!

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