|Going up the stairwell.|
|Stairwell, upper floor|
|Stairwell, lower floor|
In addition, the windows are smaller towards the top, where more natural light can enter, and are larger as one moves down the stairwell. An elevator is situated in the middle of the stairwell: its fine original wooden cabin is still in use today.
|Stairwell below the skylight.|
|In the attic, the catenary arch that Gaudi often employed.|
|In the attic: a model of the catenary arch.|
|Along the dragon's back.|
|A bulb-like cross atop the tower.|
|The spine of the dragon's back.|
|Another grouping of chimneys.|
|Detail of the bulbous tower|
The cross atop the tower signals the four directions and the bulbous root-like shape of the tower evokes plant life, a constant inspiration in Gaudi's work. Though the tower was broken while en route for delivery, Gaudi liked the effect of the broken masonry and left it broken.
Casa Batló and Guell Park were my favorite Gaudi sites and both are must-sees when in Barcelona.
For more info and fabulous photos of Casa Batló, check out this site: Casa Batló
For anyone going to Barcelona this month (April, 2016), there will be a special celebration on April 23rd, the feast of St. George (San Jordi) at Casa Batló and throughout Barcelona.
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