A weekend walk in Barcelona2

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Barcelona is the capital and the most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid

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    Thank you Maria. Plaza de Cataluña is like an Open Museum. I'm glad you liked presentation, THANK YOU
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  • Very good work of Plaza Catalunia
    I like to seat there,never with time to look and admire the sculptures
    Thanks dear Michaela for a so instructive presentation with so beautiful music

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  • GRACIAS, Thank you Olga, Pilar, Mireille, John, Conny, Rosa, Saturnino y Sardana! Welcome and thank you for visiting my page and for joining me in my weekend walks. Welcome and please come back
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  • Allegorical statue of Barcelona from Frederic Mares, Placa-de-Catalunya 2 Detail
  • Obra realitzada l'any 1909 i adquirida per l'Ajuntament per situar-la en un lloc destacat de la nova plaça de Catalunya. Va ser inaugurada l'any 1928 però pocs dies després va ser retirada per la pressió de les associacions moralistes que estaven en contra de les estàtues nues. Es va tornar a collocar, tanmateix, el dia abans de la inauguració de l'Exposició, l'any 1929. L'obra original, que s'anava deteriorant, va ser resituada l'any 1982 al vestíbul de l'Ajuntament. Al seu lloc, enmig d'un estany, hi ha ara una còpia realitzada per Ricard Sala.
  • A weekend walk in Barcelona2

    1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1914147-walk-barcelona2/
    2. 2. Allegorical statue of Barcelona from Frederic Mares, Plaça de Catalunya Metropola coastei estice a Peninsulei Iberice este al doilea oraş important al Spaniei şi capitală a Catalaniei Barcelona is the capital and the most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid.
    3. 3. Plaça de Catalunya
    4. 4. The Plaça de Catalunya, a large plaza surrounded by monumental buildings, is Barcelona's busiest square. It is located between the old city (Ciutat Vella) and the nineteenth century Eixample district. Two of Barcelona's most famous streets, the Rambla (a wide promenade in the old city) and the Passeig de Gràcia (a grand showcase of modernist architecture in Eixample) start at the Plaça de Catalunya
    5. 5. To the east the Plaça de Catalunya is bordered by an imposing white building home to El Corte Inglés, a famous department store with branches all over Spain. The store has a wide assortment of articles ranging from food to gardening tools and electronics. The cafeteria on the ninth floor offers amazing views over the square.
    6. 6. Allegorical statue of Barcelona by Frederic Mares Barcelona, represented as a woman on top of a strong horse, with a ship as a symbol of exploration and trade.
    7. 7. Allegorical statue of Barcelona by Frederic Mares The statue of men leading the horse could be (according to its "winged cap") Mercury - god of trade and travel.
    8. 8. Until the middle of the nineteenth century the Plaça de Catalunya was a rural area just outside the city walls. In 1858 the central government in Madrid finally allowed the defensive walls to be demolished. It also approved construction outside the walls so a public competition was organized for the design of a new district.
    9. 9. Plaça Catalunya was conceived as part of pla Rovira in 1859, but no official permission from the government was given until the 1888 Universal Exposition. It was urbanised for the first time in 1902 and was further modified in 1929, on the occasion of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, which also included the construction of a metro station. Architect Francisco Nebot designed the changes made in 1929.
    10. 10. Statue of an Ox, bearing harvest produce, and accompanied by four people as an allegory of the provinces of Catalonia – “Girona”, placed on Plaza Catalunya in 1928.
    11. 11. Girona by Antoni Parera
    12. 12. In 1928-29, on the occasion of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, the square was greatly urbanized and lot of changes happened in these times. Most of the statues located on the square were installed here just in 1928. One of them is statue called "Girona". Girona is a province of north-eastern Spain, in the northern part of the autonomous community of Catalonia.Girona by Antoni Parera
    13. 13. Sculptor Antoni Parera created in 1928 for the above mentioned Barcelona International Exposition allegorical stutue of the Girona province. The Region of Catalunya called Girona has always been traditionally associated with agriculture and cattle-breeding. The Ox, bearing harvest produce, and accompanied by four people is the depiction of a scene that was typical of the Girona region. It constitutes a tribute to farm work. Girona by Antoni Parera
    14. 14. Girona by Antoni Parera Statue in Plaça Catalunya
    15. 15. Statue in front of El Corte Inglés
    16. 16. The plaza occupies an area of about 50,000 square meters. It is especially known for its fountains and statues, its proximity to some of Barcelona's most popular attractions, and for the flocks of pigeons that gather in the centre.
    17. 17. Designed by brothers Bonaventura (1862-1940) & Joaquim Basegoda (1854- 1938), the Casa Rocamora looks to renaissance gothic for its inspiration. The building stands out for arcaded corner tower and projecting windows on the upper levels.
    18. 18. With their towers and neo- Gothic architecture, the Cases Antoni Rocamora buildings stand like a medieval castle guarding the beginning of the Passeig de Gràcia. The structure is made up of several separate residential buildings, built by the Bassegoda brothers in 1917, in a flamboyant modernista style drawing on Gothic and Renaissance elements
    19. 19. The Pascual i Pons House, or Mestres House, built by Sagnier i Villavecchia in 1891 with medieval architectonics elements is just near the enormous Rocamora Houses
    20. 20. Banco Español de Crédito is a low-rise building
    21. 21. Financial institutions in Plaça de Catalunya: •Banco Español de Crédito (Banesto) •Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) •Banco de España •Caja Madrid
    22. 22. The square is also one of Barcelona's most important transport hubs, both above and under ground.
    23. 23. Monument al Trabajo (work) by Luciano Osle El Forjador by Josep Llimona i Bruguera
    24. 24. Monument al Sabiduria (wisdom) by Miguel Osle
    25. 25. Monument al Trabajo (work) by Luciano Osle Monument al Sabiduria (wisdom) by Miguel Osle
    26. 26. Monument al Trabajo (work) by Luciano Osle
    27. 27. Monument al Trabajo (work) by Luciano Osle
    28. 28. Pablo Emilio Gargallo (1881 – 1934) was an Aragonese sculptor and painter. Statue in front of El Corte Inglés
    29. 29. Pablo Gargallo Pastor del flabiol (Detail)
    30. 30. Pablo Gargallo Pastor de l'àliga (Shepherd of the eagle) Pablo Gargallo Pastor del flabiol (Shepherd flute)
    31. 31. Pablo Gargallo Pastor del flabiol (Detail)
    32. 32. Francesc Macià monument at Placa de Catalunya A large number of sculptures are planted around the central paved area, seemingly at random. The most prominent of these is the Monument a Francesc Macià, honoring the former president of the Generalitat (the Catalan government). The sculpture was created in 1991 by Josep Subirachs, the architect in charge of the construction of the Sagrada Família.
    33. 33. Francesc Macià monument by Josep Subirachs Joventut,(Youth) by Josep Clarà
    34. 34. Joventut,(Youth) by Josep Clarà
    35. 35. Another notable sculpture is an iconic statue of a female figure by Josep Clarà. The statue, entitled "La Deessa o l'Enigma" (The Goddess or the Enigma) is set at the center of a pool. The white marble sculpture is a 1982 replica (Ricard Sala). Josep Clarà i Ayats (1878–1958) was a Spanish Catalan sculptor
    36. 36. Text: Internet Pictures: Internet & Daniela Iacob Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Luz Casal - Piensa en Mi

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