Barcelona, a photo a day


Some old houses still have wells, often at the entrance. We found this nice one in Sant Pol de Mar, 40 km north of Barcelona, along the coastal road to France.

17 responses

  1. Very much enjoying your blog 🙂


    January 25, 2010 at 9:42 pm

  2. GVK

    Well, what a well.I first thought the bucket and rope were museum pieces. Having said that, I can relate to houses being built around the well. My grandfather's house in Coimbatore, India, had a well factored into our kitchen space. And on the other side of the well was the area for cleaning utensils. This relates to 1940s and 50s.


    January 23, 2010 at 12:17 am

  3. I've never seen a well inside a house before. The tiles are lovely!


    January 22, 2010 at 4:08 pm

  4. Very interesting – and what beautiful tiles. 😉


    January 22, 2010 at 3:58 am

  5. If you're going to have a well, you might as well adorn it well! Like this. A pretty well and good water! Hard to beat!


    January 22, 2010 at 2:05 am

  6. are the tile works original? very well preserved and very nice tile, having the well just means they're keeping the old tradition.
    i hope you catch the detail of the door, quite a unique one i should say,,,^0^


    January 22, 2010 at 1:01 am

  7. I love anything made with those tiles.


    January 21, 2010 at 11:47 pm

  8. It's pretty!

    At first glance I thought it was a toilet!


    January 21, 2010 at 10:16 pm

  9. That's a deeeeeep subject!


    January 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm

  10. I'm not used to seeing a well with an indoor access. Great idea.


    January 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm

  11. Hilda, there probably is water in there, but it didn't look like they use it anymore


    January 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm

  12. Tile work is so beautiful and fascinating. The colours and designs are so vivid and creative. An interesting device in your photo.


    January 21, 2010 at 2:14 pm

  13. That is one gorgeous well!
    Does it really still have water?


    January 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

  14. VP

    These tiles are a wonderful decoration for an unexpected well!


    January 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm

  15. Hi Rob,
    It's beautiful!The colourful tiles are wonderful!
    I hope everything is okay there.
    Take care


    January 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm

  16. How very nice to see, that indeed it might be true, that it is more important to be “with a well” than with a fence.
    Hope that everything is well with you too.
    A wonderful Thursday.


    January 21, 2010 at 11:15 am

  17. joo

    It's probably one of the most beautiful wells I've ever seen!


    January 21, 2010 at 9:23 am