Monday, August 25

Via Laietana in Barcelona, Spain

A view of Via Laietana street in Barcelona, Spain[enlarge]

Via Laietana, is normally a very busy street in Barcelona but not much if you go early on weekends. "Via Laietana was first projected in 1879 and started in 1907, with the aim of communicating Eixample with the waterfront, amid much controversy. The demolition of a large number of houses and the removal of the streets in the area was required to do so. As some of the traditional guilds of the city, some dating back to the Middle Ages, were located there, they had to be relocated in different parts of Barri Gòtic, notably Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. The first section to be built was named Carrer de Bilbao, which nowadays is a separate, shorter street that stems from the larger Via Laietana. The avenue was finished in 1926. Francesc Cambó, a prominent politician of the time, built his personal residence in the avenue. During the years of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) it was renamed Via Durruti." (via wikipedia). But get the whole story here and afterwards check the video of how it was built via

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Blogger D.C. Confidential said...

What a stunning photo, particularly with the woman in white. She catches your eye and makes you ask, "What is her story?"

Excellent, excellent photo!

2:35 PM  
Blogger Aliph Pakingso said...

how beautiful
I am a citizen of Indonesia

I'd love to go there
but unfortunately I was not having enough money to get there

hopefully someday I can go to barcelona city like the one in the picture

9:53 PM  

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