Barcelona Photoblog: Barcelona Waterfront: Poblenou and Diagonal Mar

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Barcelona Waterfront: Poblenou and Diagonal Mar

Barcelona Waterfront: Poblenou and Diagonal Mar
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From this point on, there starts Sant Martí District in Barcelona which includes Poblenou Waterfront in the foreground and Diagonal Mar that you can partially see in the background. This part of Sant Martí is relatively new and appeared thanks to the 1992 Olympic Games and the Universal Forum in 2004. In Diagonal Mar there is a whole new skyline overlooking the Forum area (see the solar panel back there on the horizon?) and Poblenou Waterfront is made up of five blocks or illes with private gardens. Just behind such barrier you find some old warehouses and factories as well as new buildings that have been turned into design studios, modern offices or dot-com enterprises. But that is a topic for some other post. And I almost forgot, to the right, Barcelona beaches: Mar Vella and Nova Mar Vella.

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  1. Beautiful view! Love the contrast color between the blue sea and the sand.

  2. Anonymous12:33 PM

    A tantalizing look at the waterfront. Nice.

  3. Thanks tanty. You like it, I am happy :)
    Clever use of adjectives Abraham.
    I like that keeness.

  4. love the 50/50 composition, really works with the colour contrast, oh and how's the water....cold?

  5. Anonymous4:09 PM

    Platja de la Nova Mar Bella / La Nueva Mar Bella (Barcelona)
    une petite correction au sujet du nom de ces plages.

  6. Thanks for your comments.
    Merci pour la petite correction. My French is no good so I follow in English: If you check older posts of mine you may find the name with "B". But the use of "V" here is not by chance. I got the names from a map in a book called: "Barcelona barri per barri" (quarter to quarter). The book is published by El Periódico de Catalunya and the preface signed by the city mayor. I am pretty sure your right. What is done is done. At least the post will rank high in search engines thanks to this typo.

  7. Anonymous12:48 PM

    J'ai oublié une chose : j'aime beaucoup cette photo.
    He olvidado una cosa : me gusta mucho esta foto :-)


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