And now, dear readers I proudly present the very very famous and esteemed Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, which turns out to be in Mont Juic park, right next to the magic fountains that I posted about yesterday! Only I didn't realize that until visiting the pavilion by day, as the area is pitch black at night.
For those of you who are architecture buffs, so just the mention of this pavilion will of course get you very excited, so just imagine how excited I was when just the night before our trip to Barcelona I discovered that the Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion is in Barcelona. Silly me, sort of forgot about that detail, but duh, his famous chair which he designed for the pavilion is called the Barcelona chair!
Architecture students make a pilgrimage (of sorts) to Barcelona just to experience this premier example of modern architecture! The Barcelona Pavilion was Germany's contribution to the 1929 World's Fair in Barcelona. This building was used for the official opening of the German section of the exhibition, and is an important building in the history of modern architecture, known for its simple form and its spectacular use of extravagant materials, such as marble, red onyx and travertine.
Of course I was silently squeeling inside, silently that is on account of the fact that no one else in our little party of four could understand the architecture or how I was feeling. So now I share that little secret with you all! I'm quite certain many of you understand exactly.
The stunning red onyx wall and the iconic Barcelona chair and ottoman.
Of course those chairs at just for decoration, no resting your weary feet here!
Chrome, green glass, open space, ahhhh.
More views from within the pavilion.......
......travertine on the walls and floor was truly daring when this was built. And that's it for the Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion, a special little place amidst all the excitement that is Barcelona!