Valencia this afternoon

This afternoon’s walk explored the many Art Nouveau (and some art deco) buildings of Valencia. Most of them are outside the tight centre of the city, in areas that were “released” for development when the city walls were demolished in the later 19th century. Some were reminiscent of Belgian Art Nouveau and some were more Viennese Secession. I can’t do anything more than just post my photographs:

There were also some trees of note – particularly an Australian fig tree (ficus macrophilia) with aerial roots:

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There was one building that was pure Charles Rennie Mackintosh:

and then came the Mercado Colon (1916), which was tremendous:

 

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with great mosaics and a couple of side porches that recalled the columns at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona:

One very over-the-top art deco house:

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Finally, back to the North Station, where I added to my multi-lingual collection of bons voyages:

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