In Barcelona, the Llull street goes from the Ciutadella all the way to the “border” with Badalona. The Bac de Roda crossing is the dividing line between the old and the modern part of that busy street. Guess in which area I took this picture?
Today you are supposed to guess in which neighborhood I took this picture. In the whole of Barcelona there is only one building with this honeycomb facade. I will give you a tip: it is located in the Sant Martí district.
Here is a colorful facade to add to your collection. Actually, the original building is copper-colored because it is supposed to represent that metal. It can be found in the El Parc i la Llacuna del Poblenou neighborhood.
With the recovery, the neighborhood of El Parc i la Llacuna del Poblenou is booming: new hotels, office buildings, co-working spaces, and design schools are popping up right and left. In the old days, there were mostly small factories and warehouses in that area, like the one which inspired this picture.
This week I have taken out my Mexican glasses to view the bursting colors of spring decking the buildings of the Poblenou area. But you know as well as I do that Barcelona is just as beautiful in black and white!
I just love buildings, whether ancient or modern, especially the ones that can be found in industrial zones. The one in the picture is located in the area which was known as the Catalan Manchester in the 19th century.