Barcelona, a photo a day

The bullring


Right. We’re in Spain. In Spain, we have bullrings. Here is a different kind… After being built in the early 20th century, after a long onslaught, it closed down, and was remodeled into what it is now, a brand new shopping center, Las Arenas. It wasn’t easy. Due to the worldwide economic crisis, the works stopped for almost a year. But it finally opened 3 weeks ago. Inside? The same high-street shops you can find  everywhere else, plus the first ever museum of rock in Europe. And a great view over Barcelona from the top, or so they say: too many people when we tried to go there.
Here is what inside looks like.

About the museum of rock, I will show it to you when it will be possible to enter the place without having to queue for endless hours. Soon!
And yes, bullfighting will be illegal in Catalunya from January 2012. About time, no? What do you think about bullfighting?
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9 responses

  1. on one hand to ban bullfighting is like killing its tradition, but safety wise i think it's better. oh, i don't know…
    let's talk about shopping instead, that, i'm interested in! ^0^
    beautiful shots!

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    April 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

  2. I don't like the sports where animals and/or people get hurt. Happy to hear you are outlawing bullfights. This Las Arenas is a nice change into something full of life.

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    April 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

  3. Note to Rob from «Louis»: You are exactly right in your guess at Qu'est-ce que c'est?. This was taken using the CamWow iPhone app, as was the case last week.

    ;-D

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    April 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

  4. «Louis» agrees! Ban the bullfighting!

    M. Scélérat, éditeur à «Louis»: “Why am I not surprised that YOU would oppose bullfighting?!”

    «Louis à M. Scélérat, éditeur: “How would YOU like to the the object of the fighting?!

    M. Scélérat, éditeur à «Louis»: “Um, I think I see your point…”

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    April 14, 2011 at 10:56 am

  5. Beautifully done.. please have a nice day !

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    April 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

  6. wow lots of people there! I like it the way it's now! Fantastic shots!
    Léia

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    April 14, 2011 at 7:26 am

  7. I am not a fan of shopping malls, but I think it is good to find another use of bull fighting rings. Hopefully they can do so while preserving the architectural elements of the bull rings.

    In my view, in the 21st Century, we should not be killing animals for sport.

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    April 14, 2011 at 5:25 am

  8. A new use for the beautiful old ring..

    Costas

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    April 14, 2011 at 4:43 am

  9. That's an amazing transformation of the bullfighting ring!
    Very cool header photo, Roberto!

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    April 14, 2011 at 1:11 am