From the Batlló family’s dining room, on the interior of the Noble Floor, there is access to an exclusive rear patio, of 230 m2.
This space, with its memorable paving, laid out around the main ornamental element of a large planter, decorated with circular tiles and glass trencadís in different ranges of greens, blues and reds.
It represents the number of days elapsed since the beginning of the calendar year.
For example, a Julian date of 031 represents January 31st and a Julian date of 365 represents December 31st.
With a hallway that evokes the undersea grottos of Captain Nemo and a series of skylights that look like turtle shells, sinuously vaulted walls and a spectacular staircase, its fine carved hardwood bannister, representative of the coiled backbone of some vast beast. Batlló’s former study, with its romantic fireplace, in its day a perfect spot for courting couples.
Moreover, the salon, with its three interconnected spaces and large windows, providing panoramic views of Passeig de Gràcia and allowing the light to flood in, and its undulating ceiling, alluding to the power of the sea.
The Julian date usually represents the date the product was manufactured or packaged.
The dates could refer to the date or time of manufacture, a tracking code or suggested dates when the product will still be at the company’s standard for freshness or peak quality. Below are some excerpts of what Government regulators, the food industry and consumer organizations have to say about product dating. More than 20 states require dating of certain foods, but other states do not require any food dating. Department of Agriculture (USDA), there is no uniform or universally accepted system used for food dating in the United States.Swann’s Pantry operates under all of the same state and federal Department of Agriculture regulations as any typical grocery store.We are sometimes asked about product dates with respect to food safety.Open dates are most commonly found on perishable foods.Julian date coding is a popular method for dating non-perishable (shelf-stable) food products like canned goods, boxed cereals, dried pasta or beans, cookies, and crackers.The date does not correspond to the date by which the product must be consumed to ensure food safety; rather, the date is indicated for product quality.Open dating is typically found on perishable foods such as meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products.After an open date passes, food may not be at the best quality, but products should still be safe if handled properly and stored at proper temperatures.If the product has a “use-by” date, the product should be consumed or frozen by that date.