Mercat del Born

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A quick snap-shot from inside the newly restored and somewhat misleadingly named Mercat del Born, Barcelona.

This has just undergone a complex restoration that exposed an extensive set of medieval remains underneath the more recent market construction. Now the former market functions as a local cultural centre, with the central area is opened up to show the ruins underneath.

Medieval ruins under the Mercat del Born, Barcelona. Canon 5D Mark III, 50mm f1.2L.

The result is a beautiful combination of two eras of history combined with modern exhibition spaces and meeting rooms – a great example of how to do these projects well.

Mercat del Born at Night, Barcelona. Canon 5D Mark III, with 50mm f1.2L.

Apologies for the lack of recent posts and the brief switch back to digital – it has been a chaotic week, having had visitors staying over the weekend and also having just completed the purchase of a new house (I do not think that I have ever had to sign so much paper before…).