Tagged with architecture

EuroTrippin’: Barcelona (Part 8) – Casa Batlló

EuroTrippin’: Barcelona (Part 8) – Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is named after the affluent Batlló family and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s most well-known masterpieces. The Batlló family purchased the home in 1900 and hired Gaudí, the building’s original architect, to refurbish the entire thing in order to make it stand out from all the other houses on the block. Casa Batlló opened to the public … Continue reading

A Different View of the City

A Different View of the City

Los Angeles City Hall was the tallest building in the city from its completion in 1928 until 1964. Even though it has since been eclipsed by various skyscrapers housing commercial offices, its distinctive shape compared to its surroundings helps it stand out. If you’ve ever been to Grand Park, you have probably seen it standing … Continue reading

DTLA Tour (Part 3) – Bradbury Building

DTLA Tour (Part 3) – Bradbury Building

A couple blocks southwest of El Pueblo de Los Angeles is the Bradbury Building, featured in several films including Blade Runner and 500 Days of Summer. The building was owned by mining millionaire Louis Bradley, who wanted to create something that would stand to his testament. Bradley first hired architect Sumner Hunt to work out … Continue reading