Originally named the German Pavilion for the 1929 World’s Fair in Barcelona, Mies van der Rohe’s structure is one of the most important and influential modern buildings of the twentieth century. It was dismantled after the fair and this year marks the 30th anniversary of its reconstruction on the original site at the foot of Montjuic. He designed the iconic Barcelona Chair and Ottoman for the interior, which are still in production.
Category: Travel & Places
A Miro sculpture on the rooftop terrace in front of one the buildings signature rounded skylights.
The incredible 25 foot tall Tapestry of the Fundacio from 1979.
The view of Barcelona from Montjuic.
The beautiful, Unesco World Heritage-listed hilltop town of Segovia has a rich architectural history . . .
The Acueducto, or Roman Acqueduct, built in the 1st century was an engineering marvel constructed out of 20,000 blocks of uneven granite held together without a drop of mortar.
The Gothic Catedral took nearly 200 years to complete.
The fairytale castle Alcazar inspired Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle.
Poster by Jason Simon with covers of Petite Planete travel books, edited and art directed in the 1950’s by filmmaker Chris Marker, who went on to create the 1962 science fiction masterpiece La Jetee.