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19:00 Mar 5, 2002
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
/ landscape architecture
Catalan term or phrase: jardí de ferradura
"coneguda localment com a Portalada del Moro, perquè va ser un encàrrec de Paulino Moro, un nebot del propietari del Capricho, Máximo Díaz de Quijano. Preguntat sobre la utilitat del forat rodó, Gaudí deia que era la porta per als ocellets.

Puresa de línies i formes ondulants
L’estil de la porta no té res a veure amb el neogòtic dels edificis monumentals de Joan Martorell ni amb el modernisme de Domènech i Montaner a la Universitat i a la Fuente de les Tres Caños, ni amb l’eclecticisme del propi Gaudí amb reminiscències exòtiques d’El Capricho. És l’arquitectura-escultura, la puresa de línies i formes ondulants que Gaudí anava aconseguint simultàniament a la Porta Miralles de Barcelona (1900-1902), a la tribuna de pedra de la casa Batlló (1904-1906) i que va consolidar a la Pedrera (1906-1912). Hi ha qui veu un precedent d’aquesta porta en el jardí de ferradura d’El Capricho (1883-1885): les parets de pedra seca i la gruta poden recordar el trencadís de pedra de la Porta dels Ocells."
xxxJon Zuber
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1Horseshoe Garden
Carolina Lopez Garcia
4horseshoe-shaped garden
Sheila Hardie
3 +1the wrought iron garden
Berni Armstrong


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Horseshoe Garden


Explanation:
Hi, Jon. Ferradura means Horseshoe in English, and I guess the name is due to the shape of the garden.

I hope that helps.

Carolina Lopez Garcia
Local time: 04:40
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 22

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agree  scheibge: that is correct
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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
the wrought iron garden


Explanation:
I don't know this particular garden. But it is probaby full of wrought iron sculptured forms - since that is what the rest of the references mention - the wrought iron work on Casa Batlló etc.

Another possible response might be the "sculpture garden" -

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Note added at 2002-03-05 19:20:05 (GMT)
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Dug out my Gaudí book and they are called the \"wrought iron arbour\" They are protruding balconies on the corner of the building.

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Note added at 2002-03-05 19:21:53 (GMT)
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Incidentally, the fancy brick work on the attic roofs are described as \"crenellated gables\" - nice expression, if it is useful to you.

Berni Armstrong
Local time: 04:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 528

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agree  cnidario
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horseshoe-shaped garden


Explanation:
Maybe it's in the shape of a horseshoe?

Just an idea.

HTH

Sheila

Sheila Hardie
Spain
Local time: 04:40
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