Barcelona, a photo a day

The english cut

Night shot of the main building of the gigantic Corte Ingles, on Plaza de Catalunya.
El Corte Inglés (English: The English Cut as in tailor’s cut) is Spain’s only remaining department store chain, as well as owner of several associated businesses, such as supermarket chains Hipercor, Supercor; Opencor, fashion chain Sfera as well as a travel agency (Viajes El Corte Ingles) and telephone provider (Telecor).
It has a nice food corner, where you can find such delicacies as Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, black pasta, selected rare cheeses, very fine wines and cigars, and so on. Expensive for Spain, but worth a treat now and then. A must. And of course, all the clothes, IT stuff, photo stuff one can dream off. A dangerous place for our wallets.

6 responses

  1. I used to wander through the store for the airconditioning during the summer.


    November 5, 2010 at 2:11 am

  2. It looks so pretty at night!


    November 4, 2010 at 5:25 pm

  3. I love city night lights!
    Charming corner there!


    November 4, 2010 at 4:02 pm

  4. Je ne saurais dire. Je sais simplement que j'ai toujours le manteau que j'y ai acheté il y a 6 ou 7 ans.. Nice photo!


    November 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm

  5. These hypermarket come and go, and this remaining one must be huge in Spain !


    November 4, 2010 at 5:13 am

  6. I never knew the meaning of the store's name. thanks for the education.


    November 4, 2010 at 4:54 am