Saturday, November 5, 2011
The Dragon Gate of Finca Guell by Victoria
This gate we call the "Gaudi Gate". It's based on Greek Mythology. Antoni Gaudi designed it for the Guell family's summer home. The gate was welded together with the use of electricity which was novel at the time (1884). The gate represents a poem where Hercules tries to get past the dragon to get oranges to conquer the heart of the queen.
The dragon looked like it could have been made from recycled materials. I also thought that this gate looked like it should be on an evil queen's castle. It would have been cool if it could move. This is another example of Gaudi's genius.