Tag Archives: Eixample

BCN @ Home: Ferenz + Hernán

12 Sep

At home with Ferenz and Hernan in Barcelona

After all the hullabaloo of yesterday’s demonstrations and effusive displays of Catalanism sentiments on the streets of Barcelona, today it is time to head indoors. We’ve been invited to take a peek inside the home of Ferenz  (journalist) and Hernán (graphic designer), two super nice guys who are from the Netherlands and Argentina respectively and have been living in Barcelona for a considerable time.

So, are you coming? Let’s go! BCN @ Home: Ferenz + Hernan’s 

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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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Entrance barred

25 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Minty – Carrer Diputació

Finding your entranced barred is often a very unpleasant thing, but not in Barcelona, where more often than not it is a thing of beauty, especially in the Eixample, with its profusion of Modernista buildings. If you don’t believe me, check out this small selection from the Eixample, el Raval and also the Barri Gòtic…

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Modernista – Carrer Diputació

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Gorgeous (and quirky) old shops

14 Apr Knife shop
Old shop on Las Ramblas

Antiga Casa Xanco Cotchet

Today I offer you a feast for the eyes, when I show you images of some of  Barcelona’s old shops.  There are still quite a few, both in the Old Town and in l’Eixample, but unfortunately they are becoming scarcer and scarcer…

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