Sunday, July 23

Loom at Museum of History of Catalonia

Loom at Museum of the History of Catalonia
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Catalonia was one of the first regions in Spain and in western Europe to promote industrialization: the steam engine, introduced in 1830 and the first railway line in Spain set between Mataró and Barcelona in 1848 are good illustrative examples. Textile industry had a great boom in the XIX century due to the introduction of such technical developments and was favoured by the prosperous economy fomented by the Cuban trade. This picture of a Catalan loom was taken at the Museum of History of Catalonia, located at one side of the harbor inside a restored building full of restaurants and terraces which make the visit much more complete for the tourist. I recommend you visit the restaurant on top where you can enjoy a full view of Barcelona's marina.

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Blogger Natalie said...

That's a very neat picture. I enjoyed reading your commentary.

12:28 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks Natalie for your support

11:09 PM  
Blogger Rodney said...

Nice shot! I remember this museum it was very interesting.

7:52 AM  

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