Thursday, May 25

Barcelona City Walls: Drassanes

Barcelona City Walls: Drassanes
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This would be just any other bunch of wild flowers growing whimsically on a plain wall, but it happens that we are talking about no ordinary kind of wall: this is the last testimony of Barcelona city walls demolished after 1864. A pretty well preserved section including some fortresses at the western corner of the old city limits facing Montjuic and next to Reials Drassanes (Royal Dockyards), turned into the Naval Museum or Museu Marítim of Barcelona. This gothic style building is one the most complete Medieval dockyards in the world. Later on, I will show you some pictures of the whole wall.

See City Walls and Reials Drassanes Picture on a Google Earth Map

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Blogger luggi said...

Interesting. Great history.

2:00 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks luggi

2:21 AM  
Blogger miss tango in her eyes said...

lovely composition.

2:58 AM  
Anonymous Anne said...

Beautiful photo Carlos!!

4:20 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

So this is a wall with some character. I like it.

5:03 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks to you all for these comments.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

it still looks pretty solid ! Lovely shot the shadow :)

8:58 AM  
Blogger ljubljana_photo said...

Cool, not just another daily photo blog, also a history lesson.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

I love this photo! Has a beautiful mood to it.

1:48 PM  
Blogger eurobrat said...

Beautiful. Thank you-

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bonita foto Carlos

4:06 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Gracias, me alegra que también me comentéis en castellano. Creo que a veces el hecho de que esté en inglés hace que parezca raro hacerlo, pero lo cierto es que os puedo contestar, y si lo hacéis en Catalán también.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

interesting post and very beautiful flowers, being on that wall, it has really got some character.

6:35 PM  
Blogger micki said...

Love the photo and the history lesson you offered with it!

6:36 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks lisi and micki.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Nuno said...

e já agora um elogio em português:
A bela flôr que sai da muralha foi bem enquadrada, beleza e simplicidade registada pelo excelente fotógrafo de Barcelona de nome Carlos!

12:36 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Muchas gracias Nuno por el maravilloso cumplido.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Seesaw said...

Beautiful photo!

2:42 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks to you all, you make me very happy and inspired.

1:56 AM  

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