Photographer's Note

Laundry day at 'La Pedrera'.

La Pedrera was designed and built by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona.
"Pere Mila and Roser Segimon were an upper class couple who, like most of the well-to-do families of Barcelona wanted to live on Passeig de Gracia, paradigm of bourgeois splendour.

They invested money on a plot of land and put it in the hands of Gaudi. The architect planned a large property with ground floor and five floors and as was the custom, reserved the entire area of the main floor for Mila and his wife, which came to 1,300 metres square.

Nonetheless, differences surged between Gaudi, who at the age of 54 and in full creative maturity wanted to work with complete liberty, and the promoters, who disagreed with the architects high budget and with many of his daring constructive and decorative ideas.

Nor did society seem prepared either for such a radical work: the press of the period is full of examples of jokes that Gaudi's building provoked.

Despite this initial incomprehension, La Pedrera led to the culmination of the personal style the genius had been developing in former works."
(Visual guide to the complete work of Antoni Gaudi)

Three pictures of the interior, two more in the workshop. Pictures of the exterior next time.

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