Ianqui's 365 Project

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

108/365: Some people still live here

Some people still live here

This enclave, Colonia Castells, is smack in the middle of a firmly middle-class neighborhood. You can get a better sense of that in this photo. Over the next 10 years, the city of Barcelona is going to tear down Colonia Castells. According to a document that my apartment-mate brought home, this neighborhood was built in the 20s to provide low-cost housing to workers. Now, many of the homes are abandoned, but some people still live there, and the city is going to provide those people with new housing.

Barcelona changed dramatically for the 1992 Olympics, and I am surprised to see how much it has continued to change over the past 10 years. Some of the changes are quite nice, providing more open space and pedestrian areas, but others reflect the homogenization that modernity often brings.


At 4/19/2007 12:47 PM, Blogger Ampersand said...

It's a great shot with amazing colors and textures. And its interesting to see the *real* places in the city.


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