Barcelona, a photo a day

Estacio del Nord


This beautiful neoclassical building is one of the 2 big bus terminals in town. Formerly a train station, it was built in 1861 (100 years older than me, therefore). And it isn’t just a bus terminal, no no no! There is also a police station, a gym, a nice park, and the station hosted table tennis during the 1992 Olympics.

Where can you go from here? Well, pretty much everywhere in Spain and Europe and further away, from Portugal to Ukraine, from Paris to Morocco, from Dublin to Moscow.

Sorry for not being able to visit your blogs at the moment, as my computer has a bad case of trojan-itis, and is at the hospital for the moment. Will bring him oranges and a book later. The book? The Odyssey, of course.

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12 responses

  1. Fantastic building!

    «Louis» is sorry to read about the virus. Get a Mac! They just don't get all the bugs that hit the Windows-based machines and they are so much more stable in daily operations. Once you Mac, you won't go back!

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    June 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm

  2. JM

    This building is new to me and it's gorgeous!

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    June 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm

  3. Salut Rob! What a magnificent building with a longgg history! I'm bidding farewell to a French friend today on my blog – she's moving back to Paris!
    Zut alors!

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    June 9, 2010 at 12:32 pm

  4. that´s really beautiful … if all stations could be interesting as this one…

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    June 9, 2010 at 11:51 am

  5. Outstanding facade!Great capture!
    Léia 🙂

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    June 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

  6. Beautiful!

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    June 9, 2010 at 3:20 am

  7. Sorry about the invasion. Hope the siege is over soon. Ahh, but this shot and your comments infect me with a bug of my own, a travel bug.

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    June 9, 2010 at 12:24 am

  8. A sign of the times,,,trains give way to buses.

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    June 8, 2010 at 11:39 pm

  9. I do understand all your smiles having such a station 😀

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    June 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm

  10. Wow, I'd love to visit that station, and also to take a train to any of those places.

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    June 8, 2010 at 5:54 pm

  11. It sure is a magnificent building!

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    June 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm

  12. magnifique !

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    June 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm