Barcelona Photoblog: Catalan Modernisme: Old Pharmacy and Laboratory


Saturday, October 21, 2006

Catalan Modernisme: Old Pharmacy and Laboratory

Modernist Lamp
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It is late and I am very tired but I don't want to let my window to Barcelona closed tonight, so I leave you with this modest but beautiful sample of Catalan modernisme, a street lamp on the entrance of this old pharmacy and laboratory, near the city center. Notice the elaborate ironwork and specially those little floral adornments on the metal stems along the wall. Here are two more images, a close up of the lamp and a general view from the middle of the street. Nice weekend everybody!


  1. Wow! It's so beautiful! i can't imagine pharmacy and laboratory can be so ellegant, so Art Nouveau style. love all elements of this beautiful facade,even the graffiti on the shutter.

  2. Anonymous7:29 AM

    i always wonder that the spaish are all the artists...
    Like these adornments on the walls, they make the concret not look so cool...
    nice shot!!

    have a nice weekend.

  3. You're too modest! This is a beautiful photo and window to Barcelona. Merci for staying up late to show it to us.

  4. Anonymous10:36 AM

    wonderful photo Carlos. Its interesting that I saw a lot of mosaics like this in Portugal, too. It seems in Spain and Portugal its a habit. A wonderful one:)

  5. Thanks for adding the other photos to give us an enlarged view. Too bad the graffiti is ever present. Wish those folks would get their own canvas.

  6. j'adore votre blog et vos photos felicitations

    denis Boutillot-Cauquil

  7. Thanks for your photo.It is really nice work and the details are amazing!
    Have a nice weekend.Hope you have a lot of rest.

  8. The mosaic sign is beautiful and goes so well with the work on the lamp - you captured it all!


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