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✜ ”The whim of a Genius”
👆🏻The master's hand 👆🏻 In 1883, Máximo Díaz de Quijano (his sister was the sister-in-law of Antonio López y López, first Marquis of Comillas), an “indiano” (returned immigrant) enriched in America, commissioned to Gaudí the construction of a summer villa, next to the Sobrellano palace owned by the Marquis of Comillas, in the Cantabrian town of Comillas. That villa is todays known as "El Capricho de Gaudí".
Together with the Vicens house in Barcelona, the Capricho is the first building built by the brilliant architect Gaudí. It is the defining example of his early work, with a mudejar influence, characterized by the alternation between orientalism and medievalism, such as the tower-minaret (or Persian minaret), which is the definitive element of this work and the first precedent of an architectural solution that appears in future Gaudí´s constructions.
This first work is an example of the extraordinary adaptation by Gaudí to the characteristics and tastes of the owner. Díaz de Quijano was an amateur musician and collector of exotic plants. El Capricho had a U-shaped plant to protect from the north wind, a large greenhouse where the owner collected plants brought from overseas. The owner passion for music was reflected in various inside and outside decorative elements (the dragonfly with a guitar and the sparrow with an organ in the stained glass windows) ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░
🌍 Location: Comillas, Cantabria 🇪🇸 (SPAIN)
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With a hope that no one ever gets numb to the beauty of architecture...Europe just kind of gets it. There’s a continuous calculation and determination to live in a beautiful place. This is a normal building. People walk by this building every day on their way to work...I can’t tell you what happens within...but in some way that’s the beauty of it. 🇪🇸 #madrid#plazaespaña#palacioreal#iphonex#iphonexphotography#iphonexcamera#spain#españa 🇪🇸
📍 Plaza de España. Sevilla 🇪🇸
Después de tanto tiempo deseando visitar Sevilla, la capital andaluza no defraudó, sin duda es una de las ciudades más bonitas de España.
Tanto es así que estamos planeando volver antes de que termine el año! Pero esta vez con otro objetivo 👠➡👟 🌇➡⛪ ¿Cual será?
Ya tenemos el planning viajero de lo que resta de 2018:
🔜 Vall de Boi
🔜 ????? ❤