Park Güell

The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectural elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Spain. Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola – the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face. Park Güell is located in a neighborhood in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. With urbanization in mind, Eusebi Güell assigned the design of the park to Antoni Gaudí, a renowned architect and the face of Catalan modernism; the park was built from 1900 to 1914 and was opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under "Works of Antoni Gaudí". Park Güell is the reflection of Gaudí's artistic plenitude. During this period, the architect perfected his personal style through inspiration from organic shapes, he put into practice a series of new structural solutions rooted in the analysis of geometry. To that, the Catalan artist adds an imaginative, ornamental creation. Starting from a sort of baroquism, his works acquire a structural richness of forms and volumes, free of the rational rigidity or any sort of classic premises.

In the design of Park Güell, Gaudí unleashed all his architectonic genius and put to practice much of his innovative structural solutions that would become the symbol of his organic style and that would culminate in the creation of the Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family. Güell and Gaudí conceived this park, situated within a natural park, they imagined an organized grouping of high-quality homes, decked out with all the latest technological advancements to ensure maximum comfort, finished off with an artistic touch. They envisioned a community influenced by symbolism, since, in the common elements of the park, they were trying to synthesize many of the political and religious ideals shared by patron and architect: therefore there are noticeable concepts originating from political Catalanism – in the entrance stairway where the Catalan countries are represented – and from Catholicism – the Monumento al Calvario designed to be a chapel; the mythological elements are so important: Güell and Gaudí's conception of the park was inspired by the Temple of Apollo of Delphi.

On the other hand, many experts have tried to link the park to various symbols because of the complex iconography that Gaudí applied to the urban project. Such references go from political vindication to religious exaltation, passing through mythology and philosophy. Many studies claim to see references to Freemasonry, despite the deep religious beliefs of both Gaudí and Count Güell; these references have not been proven in the historiography of the modern architect. The multiplicity of symbols found in the Park Güell is, as mentioned, associated to political and religious signs, with a touch of mystery according to the preferences of that time for enigmas and puzzles; the park was part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, the idea of Count Eusebi Güell, after whom the park was named. It was inspired by the English garden city movement; the site was a rocky hill with little vegetation and few trees, called Muntanya Pelada. It included a large country house called Larrard House or Muntaner de Dalt House and was next to a neighbourhood of upper-class houses called La Salut.

The intention was to exploit the fresh air and beautiful views from the site, with sixty triangular lots being provided for luxury houses. Count Eusebi Güell added to the prestige of the development by moving in 1906 to live in Larrard House. Only two houses were built, neither designed by Gaudí. One was intended to be a show house, but on being completed in 1904 was put up for sale, as no buyers came forward, Gaudí, at Güell's suggestion, bought it with his savings and moved in with his family and his father in 1906; this house, where Gaudí lived from 1906 to 1926, was built by Francesc Berenguer in 1904. It contains original works by several of his collaborators, it is now the Gaudi House Museum since 1963. In 1969 it was declared a historical artistic monument of national interest, it has since been converted into a municipal garden. It can be reached by city buses, or by commercial tourist buses. Since October 2013 there is an entrance fee to visit the Monumental Zone, but the entrance to the Park remains free.

Gaudí's house, "la Torre Rosa," – containing furniture that he designed – can be only visited for another entrance fee. There is a reduced rate for those wishing to see the Sagrada Família Church. Park Güell is composed to bring the peace and calm that one would expect from a park; the buildings flanking the entrance, though original and remarkable with fantastically shaped roofs with unusual pinnacles, fit in well with the use of the park as pleasure gardens and seem inconspicuous in the landscape when one considers the flamboyance of other buildings designed by Gaudí. These two buildings make up the Porter's Lodge pavilion. One of these buildings contains a small room with a telephone booth; the other, while once being the porter's house, is now a permanent exhibition of the Barcelona City History Museum MUHBA focused on the building itself, the park and the city. The focal point of the park is the main terra

Steven N. Goodman

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Dan Baird

Daniel John "Dan" Baird is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist from the chart-topping 1980s rock band The Georgia Satellites. Baird left the band in 1990 to pursue a solo career, he is credited as one of the pioneers in cowpunk and alt-country music, which combines elements of rock music, country music, outlaw country, punk rock. Baird was born in San Diego, United States; when he was about 3, his family moved to Seattle for about a year to Atlanta, Georgia. Baird released his first solo album, Love Songs for the Hearing Impaired, in October 1992, produced by Brendan O'Brien with Executive Producer Rick Rubin, who founded Def American Recordings. A review in Rolling Stone magazine praised its combination of foot-stomping redneck rock and slyly intelligent lyrics: "This is how bluesed-up macho rock ought to be served: sizzling hot and extra lean, seasoned with a sneaky sense of humor. On his solo debut, Love Songs for the Hearing Impaired, the former Georgia Satellites frontman commands attention like a smart bar-stool bard.

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