Wednesday, May 2

World Trade Center Barcelona: A Close Look

Barcelona World Trade Center
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This is a close look on World Trade Center Barcelona (WTCB) at the end of Moll de Barcelona (moll means "wharf"). Built by Henry N. Coob of Pei, Coob, Freed & Partners, also known by his Hancock tower in Boston, WTCB is an eight storey complex divided in four buildings. Three of them, WTC North, WTC South and WTC East hold offices and the fourth is the Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel. Grand Marina with its 273 rooms is a 5 star GL hotel. Here is a map with an impressive view and helpful information. I got this picture from the deck of a sightseeing boat. If you use the cable car or teleferic which happens to have one of his towers (Torre de Jaume I, the intermediate station which is 158m/519ft) in front of the hotel you will have a privileged aerial view of WTCB and the cruiser terminals on the same wharf. Zurbaran is one of the ships that belong to Acciona Trasmediterranea, a company sailing to the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla. See Zurbaran coming out of Maon port in Menorca. There are international cruises in Barcelona port too departing from Adossat Wharf nearby but that is part of another story.

Now, commercials: Remember that now you can book anything you can think of from Barcelona Photoblog as for example cruises. Not that I am in the travel business myself. I think this is a new way of financing my photography while helping visitors find the best choice for travelling in Barcelona. There are more travel options at the bottom of each post (perhaps booking a room at Grand Marina Hotel!). Please tell me if you find this annoying in any way.

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Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

An impressive shot. The ship looks to be leaning towards the hotel a bit. It shows how large some ships are in this view. I wonder if people think about that. The photo quality is very good.

12:11 PM  
Blogger lynn said...

No i think it's great if you can finance your photography. Wish i could think of a way too!

The architecture of this building is quite amazing, i love it.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Gerald England said...

I can live with [and mostly ignore] a few side ads and the single text link to the travel shop is discreet enough.
So long as you eschew flashing ads and don't spawn popups, I'll still keep coming back.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks Abraham I was thinking about tsunamis when I saw this :)
I really appreciate your opinion about ads in my posts and page. I am aware of the amount of publicity at BPB and the effect on the surfing experience of visitors. Your opinion counts so I want to thank you both Gerald and Lynn for your help. I hate popups and flash ads too Gerald. I don't even like that ticker I use at my footer but it is helpful. Lynn, so far Google adsense is the winning horse by some heads difference.

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Hank Freid said...

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11:38 AM  

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