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Industrial Heritage in Barcelona 8 January 2010

Posted by Troels in : Photography, Travel, Urbanity , add a comment

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Factory facade reused as waterfall in Parc del Clot, Barcelona. Photo: TMK, December 2009.

My old blog (in Danish) frequently featured posts on urbanity, ruins and urban exploration, topics that I have only rarely touched on here. Yet during a recent visit to Barcelona, I was struck by notable attempts to incorporate the industrial heritage of the city into the urban fabric, especially in the case of Parc del Clot (further discussion here), opened in 1986. Elements of the factory that once stood on its grounds have been re-used in a number of creative ways. Part of the old facade has become a waterfall, a chimney stands majestically as a landmark in the park, etc. More photos below the fold.

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Parc del Clot, Barcelona. Photo: TMK, December 2009.

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