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Buildings and architecture photos:


Architecture from Barcelona, including buildings by Antoni Gaudì:
La Pedrera: the facade, a flat with details of openings and furniture. The attic and its catenary arcs with furniture designed by Gaudì. The terrace and its chimneys. The patio.
Park Güell: the stone benches and columns, Gaudì’s house, the panorama from the faience bench, the entrance pavilions and spire, the tilted stone columns, the faience hall, its roof and medallions, the faience dragon.
The Sagrada Família temple: emerging from the surrounding buildings, the facades, the Nativity facade, the Passion facade, the entrance door, the stained-glass windows, the roof, the nave, the aisles, a spiral staircase, the towers, their pinnacles, the facades of the nave, the rose window, the construction site (1 - 2), scale models of the temple.
The Casa Batlló building: the facade (1 - 2), the roof, the staircase, the main room (1 - 2), the dining room (1 - 2), the terrace, the courtyard facade, the stairwell (1 - 2), the attic (1 - 2 - 3), the chimneys, the other side of the roof (1 - 2), the woodwork, details and the tiles of the sidewalk.
The El Barri Gòtic area: narrow streets, decorated facades, a courtyard and the ceiling of its stairwell. The Plaça Reial.
The Sant Pau del Camp monastery: the facade, the cloister (1 - 2), the church (1 - 2 - 3), the mosaics, the sculptures (1 - 2), the palm tree.
The L’Eixample area: buildings following the grid.
The Ciutadella park: the triumphal arch, the palm walkway, the museum of zoology and its cold greenhouse.
Montjuïc hill: the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, the Caixa Fòrum tower, the Mies van der Rohe pavilion (1 - 2 - 3). The Torre Calatrava. The Castell de Montjuïc (1 - 2) giving a view of the harbour and of the city (1 - 2). The cable car.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens’ glasshouses:
The Palm House, with a passage hypothesis, its outside shape (1 - 2), its structure, geometry and curves, its pillars and decorations. The steam inside, the climbing plants and the palm trees silhouetted by the sunset.
The Temperate House is another glasshouse, also of cast iron, sheltering huge palm trees.


Paris page: the Eiffel tower, the views you can get from the tower, its eyeglasses, the tower under the rain, seen from the Alexandre III bridge.
The rue du Figuier gothic building, its angle tower and facade details.
Subway entrances and their street lights, an old concrete exhibition hall, the Louvre and its foundations. The villa Savoye, with triangular windows and beautiful lighting.
A Corean pavilion in the Jardin d’Acclimatation, a silver dragon (1 - 2) in the Jardin des Plantes.

The Menier chocolate factory in Noisiel:
The chocolate mill (1 — 2 — 3 — 4), its foundation (1 — 2), its machines and gears. The Eiffel hall and its ceiling, the cathedral, its columns and the Pont Hardi footbridge.


The St Georges swimming pool in Rennes: the facade, the entrance and the enameldecorations.

An enamel fountain in the halles centrales.

Les Horizons in Rennes, a high-rise, with its curves, a high angle shot, a ground angle shot and details of its balconies, of the curves of its facade (1 - 2 - 3). Night shots, with vegetation, cut against the sky (1 - 2) or lost in the mist. Its namesake The Horizon in Sydney.

The castle of Fougères, its walls, courts, and its towers: Hallay tower (1 - 2), Coigny tower, its weather-worn doorway, the Mélusine tower and its dungeon, the Gobelin tower, the postern and the Raoul tower. The moats and the water mill.


Hambye abbey: the choir (1 - 2), the chevet, the flying buttresses (1 - 2), a column, the open walls and a ribbed vault, the vegetation on the stones, the palm tree of the meeting hall (1 - 2), an opening on a garden.

The La Lucerne d’Outremer abbey, the facade of its church, its roman porch. The key on a wooden door, the organ and an ex–voto.
The cloister, the refectory and its beautiful lighting, the cellar, the wooden staircase and the barrel vault of the refectory.
The aqueduct and the abbey lodging.
A mossy post, the dovecote (1 - 2 - 3).

Ducey castle: the facade made of three materials, is broken.
Its grand staircase with a stone railing, covered by a timber frame.
The rusty boiler in the castle, light on the walls coming from the stained-glass windows, the attic.

Bayeux gothic cathedral, its porch, facade, sculpted pillars, wonderful light and windows.

Gargoyles of the Avranches cathedral (1 - 2).

In Cherbourg, the transatlantic wharf, its staircase, the nuclear submarine. Details of the train hall, its pilars and its semi-translucent vault.

Pays de Loire

Nantes, with the Passage Pommeraye, its sculptures and staircases. The Dukes of Brittany castle, its entry tower, moats, a side door and the Loire door.
Sculpted faces on the facades in Nantes: gods, people, animals, devils.
A drinking water reservoir: 1 — 2 — 3 — 4.
The cathedral emerging among the surrounding buildings. The Sillon de Bretagne: (1 - 2 - 3 - 4)
Clisson, the church and a tannery.
The abandoned train station in Saint-Nazaire.
The Challain castle (1 - 2), its park and pavilion. The entrance, the inside staircase and its sky dome. The dining room, the smoking-room, a library, a bedroom and some stuffed animals. The chapel, the basement and its kitchen. A bedroom and the roof framework.


Chauvigny, a medieval setting of 5 fallen castles.

In Niort, Bronze dragons in a street. The transporter bridge in Rochefort: 1 — 2.


Amiens gothic cathedral, its pillars, flying buttresses, rose-window, vegetation mixing with gargoyles. The facade is lit-up at night to recreate the very strong colours that used to be painted on the sculptures of the gates.

Another Amiens building, the Perret Tower, with a detail on the facade.

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