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.
A touch of blue today in reference to the color of the sky in Barcelona. The current temperature is 18° Celsius, and yesterday afternoon the giant thermometer of the Portal de l’Àngel was showing 22°. Just great!
In Barcelona, just like in most capital cities of the world, there are working class neighborhoods which tourists rarely visit while they actually have a lot of strong points, like a stunning view of the sea, or a less polluted air than in the cluttered downtown area. We can see here part of the districts […]
The 22@Barcelona urban district is part of the Poblenou neighbourhood. It is devoted to new technologies, and totally bans businesses which contaminate the environment. It is a radical change from the 19 century when this area was home of the textile industry, one of the biggest polluters of its time. This building can be found […]