Bloomin’ beautiful!

25 Jan
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Carrer Diputació

There’s a building on Carrer Diputació number 235, which appears to be practically overgrown with flowers. It’s really quite something, so I just had to share it with you.

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Number 235

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Iron column

Built in the Modernista style, this residential building has all the trimmings: wrought iron balconies, cast iron pillars, carved masonry and shuttered wooden blinds. But it’s the profusion of flower detailing that makes it so exceptional.

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Flowers and foliage

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Floral columns

For the flower details are very large and abundant, and in some places appear to be growing up and across the walls of this Eixample beauty.

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Larger than life

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Centre piece

Lovely, isn’t it?

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Balconies in bloom

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Cresty salad

Funnily enough, and contrary to most other buildings of this period, the top of the building is rather more simple, less profusely decorated. But certainly no less beautiful!

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Gables

It’s off white gables have sufficient detailing to make them beautiful in their own right, and its colour alone creates a striking contrast with the building and the (mostly blue) Barcelona sky above.

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Leaves on top

Be sure to check it out, if you’re in the area. You can find the building right here.

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Bloomin' beautiful!

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