In the Sant Martí district, there are still hundreds of buildings to be demolished or revamped like the one in the picture.
North of downtown Barcelona, the Sant Marti’s district was one of the most active industrial areas of the city at the turn of the 20th century. With the perspective of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, the local government started to revamp some of its neighborhoods. Dozens of plants and workshops were torn down, especially in […]
The only thing alive in this photo is the tree. It is too bad all the buildings on this street are going to disappear. I am not sure the new ones will have as much personality as the original ones.
Barcelona is a city in constant evolution. Most neighborhoods have their share of run-down buildings. Some are waiting for a good make-over, while others will be replaced by trendy apartment blocks. Sometimes it is hard to tell whether there are still people living in them.
Barna is the nickname local people use for Barcelona. Graffitis are very popular here. What I like best are tags and graffitis that have almost faded away. Here is an example from my “Barna Graffitis” series.