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Chaflán charm

29 Nov copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

A charming  chaflán

Today I am sharing some chaflán charm with you. Every intersection in the Eixample area of Barcelona is characterised by its chamfered corners, or chaflanes as these are called in Spanish. On one such chaflán I recently ‘discovered’ the very lovely building I am showing you today. You can find it on the intersection of Carrer València with Carrer Bailen. A little off the beaten track perhaps, but it’s just up the road from the lovely temple I showed you not long ago, so well worth heading out for.

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Pretty balconies and decorative elements

Just look at the profusion of details and decorative elements that were applied to this residential building! There is no doubt it was constructed in the time when Modernisme was the trend du jour in Barcelona.

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Scalloped windows

The different materials used, as well as the symbolism of these and the style are evidence of that…

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Meet me on the corner…

29 Apr copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

 Pintor Fortuny – Doctor Dou

The weekend is here and the sun is shining again. So how about you meet me on the corner, and I take you for a walk through Barcelona? I’m going to show you that no corner is the same here…

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