2.03.2008

mute monday: pinnacle

18 Comments:

Blogger Anonymous Boxer said...

Oh! So perfect!

Happy MM.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Antonio Gaudi!! YES he is THE pinnacle of spiritually inspired architecture of modern times...oh! This is an AWESOME interpretation of the theme!

Aunty...who missed her Saturday deadline as is still working....but sneaking a peak over heah to see what ya done.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous upset waitress said...

I'm a sheltered person. So I have no clue as to what most of those pics are? Some are buildings etc. Care to ill this retard in on the gorgeous images?

5:54 PM  
Blogger iamnot said...

Happy MM Pup.

I think I'm out this week. Don't have any pinnacle pictures that I can think of and my photographer pride won't let me do google images.

7:18 PM  
Blogger /t. said...

some
stunning
images here

very nice!

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

8:11 PM  
Blogger she said...

anonymous boxer: thank you. it really is...though i had collected an entire post of other images, my heart returned again and again to the sagrada familia.

aunty: it is. when i got to the basement of the church and read that gaudi lived and breathed this cathedral, to the point he didnt even bother to go home, eat, sleep...he kept a little cot on site and worked constantly falling from exhaustion, up again until his death. amazing way to spend a life.

upset waitress: its the sagrada familia in barcelona. its the antonio gaudi cathedral and its a work of art you enter. no aspect of its design is without meaning. its organic and fluid...its engineering alone is a spectacular feat but the artistc vision is one of the most highly individual and original on earth. in the spanish civil war it was bombed out. thats why you still see all the scaffolding and construction. theres on photo of scaffolds before the stained glass. the staircases are nautilus without visible supports...the reverence for all of creation is apparent to the point that the pinnacles of the spires are adorned with colorful tiling of fruit..fruit being a critical symbolic statement. good to see ya grrrrrrrrl

iamnot: well im to blame for this mm and i hate that i put you out of the game....i didnt take these photos and i know what you mean, if i had some of my own i would have used them. i have not been able to find my photos from spain. happy MM to you too.

/t: as a surrealist you surely would have an affinity for such a structure. good to see ya..ive been swamped but i took your advice on the "psychofauna" as the PhoKid named them, and will post on it later this week. good to see ya /t!

8:31 AM  
Blogger The Troll said...

Happy Mute Monday. Had to look up "Antoni Gaudi". Nice pics!

8:40 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

sumptuous! Happy MM!

8:46 AM  
Blogger ATLLG said...

OK never mind... now I know who the dude is....

Great Shots.....

8:47 AM  
Blogger Edi said...

I love the picture through the window. Glass can be so beautiful!! If you come visit me i'll take you to the Tacoma Glass Museum and we can watch them create. I love these photos, they're beautiful. One of the coolest ones is the picture of the church being built/restored. We forget how much work that takes.

11:24 AM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

Sursum ad summum.

Thanks for introducing me to Senor Gaudi. I'd never heard of him before. Then again, archetecture isn't my home turf.

11:34 AM  
Blogger moi said...

Gaudi gives Moi a headache, but in a good way. Lots and lots to puzzle over and discover and rediscover. Great interpretation o' the theme!

12:36 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Happy MM my dear...this is lovely.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Vixen said...

Very cool. Great job, I enjoyed looking through them!

12:52 PM  
Blogger foam said...

i loved seeing the sagrada familia in barcelona..

3:54 PM  
Blogger Edi said...

I don't know. Cleo is a huge cuddle bug. Plus they're clumsy and hilarious :D That always helps :D

4:33 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

Beautiful architecture! Great selection of pics!

5:59 PM  
Blogger Ruela said...

fantastic images.

2:24 PM  

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