Tuesday, August 29

Barcelona City Walls: Defense Tower

Barcelona City Walls: Defense Tower
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Back in the month of May I posted a picture about some wild flowers growing on one of the last preserved fragments of Barcelona City Walls, and I promised that further ahead I would show a more illustrative photo of the bulwark itself. So here you are, a defense tower part of the western wall. There was a first wall built by king James 1st in the 13th century running parallel to where La Rambla is now and a hundred years later the latter was enclosed by an outer wall, this time engulfing El Raval (on your right while walking down La Rambla towards the sea). This image you see is part of such outer wall, at Avinguda del Parallel, near Reials Drassanes (Royal Dockyards), turned into Barcelona's Museu Marítim (Naval Museum).

Google Earth View of the Barcelona City Walls: Defense Tower

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Anonymous John said...

Beautiful Carlos, your photos are always so big and dramatic, and this is no exception. A great old piece of architecture, and lovely greenery as well.

4:13 AM  
Anonymous anne said...

Very nice photo Carlos! Like John I love your big photos!

5:41 AM  
Blogger Lucia said...

Es buenísima, dice mucho.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Great photo! i love that kind of old forts like walls, specially the top part of the tower...with those climbers plants on it!..makes it look very old... sacas muy buen provecho de Barcelona y le das una mirada diferente que no se suele ver en fotografias turisticas, te felicito, es una Barcelona distinta!

6:17 PM  
Blogger Marie McC said...

Beautiful structure. I like old forts and castles.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

This definitely makes me think of the word "fortification". In a battle, I'd rather be inside than outside.

Thanks for the photo and the discussion.

7:30 PM  

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