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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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Corner stories

29 Feb copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
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Carrer de la Mercè

In a city as old and diverse as Barcelona, there are many nooks and crannies that could tell a story, but not only nooks and crannies have stories to tell, corners do too. Or at least, some corners get my imagination going and so I can imagine stories being told about such corners… here are a few corner stories – enjoy!

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