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18:20 Mar 14, 2002
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Catalan term or phrase: amb vitralls sostinguts amb columnes curiosament encapsulades amb vidre
I'm having a little trouble picturing this ...

"[El Palau Güell] va ser construït on els Güell tenien dues cases de propietat, i encara avui està comunicat amb una tercera casa de la família a les Rambles mitjançant un passadís amb vitralls sostinguts amb columnes curiosament encapsulades amb vidre, que en el seu dia actuava com a museu."
xxxJon Zuber
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4Photo!xxxAnneM
3encapsulated/covered in glass
Sheila Hardie


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Photo!


Explanation:
If you're having trouble picturing it, have a look at the website below - I think from the description it's picture number 5 from the top.


    Reference: http://www.op.net/~jmeltzer/Gaudi/palaugel.html
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encapsulated/covered in glass


Explanation:
I imagine it could mean they were in some way covered in glass. It's just a guess. I have seen a photo which I think is of this part of the building, but it's not very clear. In fact, in the photo it looks like the columns are made of marble. Anyway, good luck to you, Jon.

Sheila




Main Entry: en·cap·su·late
Pronunciation: in-'kap-s&-"lAt, en-
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -lat·ed; -lat·ing
Date: 1876
transitive senses
1 : to enclose in or as if in a capsule <a pilot encapsulated in the cockpit>
2 : EPITOMIZE, SUMMARIZE <encapsulate an era in an aphorism>
intransitive senses : to become encapsulated
- en·cap·su·la·tion /-"kap-s&-'lA-sh&n/ noun


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glassivation   Electronics.  1. a transistor passivation process in which silicon semiconductor devices, complete with metal contact systems, are fully encapsulated in glass.

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If ithe photo which Anne cited (http://www.op.net/~jmeltzer/Gaudi/palaugel.html) and I had also looked at IS the place the text refers to, then the colums are helped by aa low wall. So, the columns don\'t support the windows on their own. It\'s kind of a column/wall sandwich. Does that make any sense?! Hope so. Sheila Mind you even if this is not the right photo, it could be something like that system. Hope this helps!

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