Mercat del Born
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.
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.
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…).