Barceloneta or Little Barcelona was built after King Felipe V ordered the construction of a new fortress (La Ciutadella, nowadays a park) in order to control and punish the city of Barcelona, that fought against him during the war of Spanish Succession. The fortress was planned very close to the city so that a tenth of it was demolished, and the people who lived in this part had no compensation and as a bigger punishment were obliged to demolish their own houses. The people from the demolished part of Barcelona had to move, so a new quarter was planned by the French military. Therefore, the streets are straight and with a square shape. There are still some houses from this period, easy to recognize because they are much lower than the others and have a simple neoclassical decoration. Historically a fisherman's quarter, Barceloneta was traditionally a poor quarter, with dark and narrow streets, but since the 1992 Olympics significant gentrification has taken place. Most noticeably along the seafront. There are now delis serving upscale foodstuffs and high rise office buildings going up.
Critiques | Translate
mmohan (742) 2012-09-29 9:54
I like the way your images are consistent, simple composition but quite appealing.
krzychu30 (14996) 2012-09-29 10:06
beautiful picture from La Barceloneta district.I´ve also posted a photo from this district.
I like the way you composed and framed the scene.Good close-up,excellently captured details and vibrant,well-saturated colors make your composition picturesque and successful.It´s beautiful part of Barcelona.Very atmospheric.Well done!
Rafer (14837) 2012-09-29 10:18
Bonito encuadre y color...acertada la persona en una impecable posiciòn...Saludos
lpi (4857) 2012-09-29 11:53
Une scène de rue ordinaire avec de jolies couleurs et beaux détails.
marabu61 (6603) 2012-09-29 14:02
a simple but very effective composition with good prime colors. The house in itself is very nice, but adding the walking women just makes the shot work superbly.
have a nice weekend
jjcordier (70629) 2012-09-29 23:55
Excellente photo avec une très bonne composition, un cadrage impeccable et de belles couleurs.
jemaflor (77550) 2012-09-30 1:03
Well seen and presented, Interesting houses with this colourful wall, good graphism with these windows and perfect detail with the lady to give life at this architectural photo.
divail (8280) 2012-09-30 19:43
Les couleurs de la maison sont vraiment fantastiques. Elle a beaucoup d'éclat. J'aime le plan rapproché qui nous fait découvrir les fenêtres et leurs particularités.
cigdom (2574) 2012-10-02 13:22
I really would like to congratulate your eyes ;)) I think they are super creative :) I love the way you captured girl in this nice compostion. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing
PS. Thanks for the fav!! Really I feel so happy :))
Silvio1953 (111284) 2012-10-04 4:32
Ciao May, lovely deatil of beautiful facade, nice composition with walking woman, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (14521) 2012-10-04 12:39
Great colors and excellent framing.Well done.
carlo62 (23866) 2012-11-18 14:14
mi piace questa composizione, la facciata di questo palazzo ha le aperture tutte diverse, i colori sono molto belli ed è piacevole la presenza della donna che cammina.
Fis2 (79890) 2012-12-16 9:55
My theme "windows", i like it!
Good vertical frame and colors.
Gereetings from Poland!