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Thursday, 10 February 2011
Night and day in Barcelona


Taken from the same window at different times.


This is Torre Agbar in Barcelona, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. Agbar is a Spanish water company that occupies most of the building.  Wiki states that:

According to Jean Nouvel, the shape of the Torre Agbar was inspired by Montserrat, a mountain near Barcelona, and by the shape of a geyser rising into the air. Jean Nouvel, in an interview, described it as having a phallic character. As a result of its unusual shape, the building is known by several nicknames, such as “el supositori” (the suppository), “l’obús” (the shell) and some more scatological ones.

It closely resembles the London Gerkin.  The French word for gerkin cornichon also has a “scatalogical meaning” in French.

Posted by bigblue on 10/02/2011 at 08:28 PM
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