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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Paseo San Juan: The Billowing Balconies

Paseo San Juan: The Billowing Balconies


Passeig de Sant Joan together with Carrer Aribau, the Rondes and Avinguda Diagonal mark the boundaries of the so called golden square or Quadrat d'Or the exclusive area of the Eixample where most of the modernist buildings are and whose core is Passeig de Gracia; why so many?, well, at the beginnings of last century the Catalan middle class moved from what is nowadays the old part of the city to the Eixample and as a result of their vanity and well doing architecture burst up. Though not so impressive as its neighbors, Paseo San Juan shows off houses with spectacular balconies such as the one in today's picture. Its like watching the waves of the sea or a billowing flag.

9 comments:

  1. Whoa! The undulating form of the facade and the steep angle of the photograph gives me an almost nauseating feeling - I don't mean that negatively. Still a great capture of building and history!!

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  2. Hey Carlos! Thanks for the recommended link today!!

    This is a nice facade of a building again! Looks like the person living on the second floor is all ready for spring - the only one with plants/flowers on the balcony. :)

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  3. Woa, it's making me dizzy! Well done :)!

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  4. i like the angle and detail of the ornaments...beautiful architecture:-)

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  5. beautiful building and photo.

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  6. Thanks to you all: Luggi, Andy, Nicola (you are welcome),dutchie,pixibition(check his site),and Chris.

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  7. Lovely observation - that really works!

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  8. Carlos - Nice shot!!!

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