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Barcelona’s Somorrostro

October 23rd, 2013
Foto: Photo by Ignasi Marroyo showing photographer Joan Colom hanging from railing of Barcelona Somorrostro seafront, today's Olympic beaches, in 1964. Here still lived some of those who had lost the war. More here on the photo: http://enarchenhologos.blogspot.com.es/2013/10/somorrostro-frontera-i-trinxera.html

Photo by Ignasi Marroyo showing photographer Joan Colom hanging from railing of Barcelona Somorrostro seafront, today’s Olympic beaches, in 1964. Here still lived some of those who had lost the war. More here on the photo:

 

Iconic photo by Català-Roca

March 6th, 2012
Iconic photo by Català-Roca of gypsy girl with doll from Montjuic with the Canadenca chimneys and Poble Sec in the background. 1950.

Art in times of conflict

October 14th, 2011
Window protections in Barcelona 1936 or 1937. Instructions for paper tape to be glued on all house windows in neat criss-crosses. Art in times of conflict. Found the late Valerie Powles’s site http://refugi307.blogspot.com/

Carrer d’en Mallà

October 14th, 2011
Street scene in Carrer d’en Mallà Barcelona, 1908. By Artur Mas

Parallel, 1913

February 8th, 2011

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Remarkable photo by Frederic Ballell of El El Paral.lel in July 1913, when the avenue was the centre of Barcelona’s nightlife. Music halls, cafés, prostitution, cabaret artists, bon viveurs and a hotbed of anarchism. Many more old photos here

Old men playing petanca

June 12th, 2010

Playing Petanca, Passeig de Lluis Companys, Barcelona [enlarge]

Here’s another photo from Barcelona Photoblog by Carlos Lorenzo. A group of pensioners standing around playing what in Spain is called petanca, “an image in Barcelona’s squares as familiar to us as that of pigeons”.  It can be played between two people or in groups. The winner is the first to 13 points. The game originates from southern France.

A zeppelin over Barcelona

June 7th, 2010

1933 - Zeppelin sobrevolant Colom - Barcelona

A zeppelin over Barcelona in 1933. More Barcelona zeppelins here

A beautiful photo of Barcelona

May 29th, 2010

Barcelona sunset HDR by MorBCN.

A beautiful photo of Barcelona by MorBCN on flickr.

The Barcelona photoblogger

May 19th, 2010
Estació de França, A Train Station in  Barcelona, Spain[enlarge]

Barcelona Photoblog by Carlos Lorenzo is a consistently interesting photo site on which we accompany Carlos on his travels around his city.

Here is on The Estació de França

Estació de França is a magical place for architecture enthusiasts. As seen from La Ribera quarter on the other side of Marques De L’Argentera avenue the place looks rather dull and does not give you any clue of the beauty inside. The moment you walk under its gates the light coming through the stained glass both in the domes and walls gently falls on the polished marble floors creating this mysterious soothing church-like atmosphere quite pleasant if you are about to travel. In fact, I felt like skating across the hall in the way a child would do. The elaborate modernist and art deco motifs and especially those metal spheres hanging from a sort of ring tied to the domes are a pleasure to the eye. Although the railway station has been there since 19th century the building was rebuilt in 1929 for the International Exhibition by renown Spanish architect Pedro Muguruza who held important positions in Francisco Franco’s dictatorial government but that’s another story.

As he puts it “Barcelona pictures there are many, commented Barcelona photos there are few, so I intend to provide not just images but information about the daily life of the city and some aspects of artistic expression such as Barcelona sculpture, Barcelona architecture, Barcelona street art, Art Nouveau or Modernisme.”

Barcelona Photoblog

Panoramic view of Carrer de l’Hospital

March 23rd, 2010

Carrer de l’Hospital in the early morning by Anti-blog. More remarkable panoramics here.