Friday, October 21, 2011

One Beautiful Building

Strolling down La Rambla in Barcelona, you can't help but be captivated by this corner building's beauty.  Built in 1820 as a noodle and semolina factory for the Figueras family, it was later redone by the stage designer, Antoni Ros i Güell, in 1902. The building is an excellent example of Art Nouveau style. Mosaics, wrought iron, stained glass and stucco are all here.

In 1986, the building was purchased by Antonio Escriba Serra, the "Chocolate Magician" and his son Christian. Christian and his wife, Patricia Schmidt, a pastry chef from Brazil run the pastry shop, called Pastisseria Escribà.  Christian Escriba is a renowned artist who blends pastries that are carried in the most famous shops in Europe. 

Wow is all I can say!

Please visit Pastisseria Escribà here.


  1. Yes - WOW !
    That's all I can say as well at the moment. Have to go through again quietly and.....
    Until later,

  2. Fantastic. I love detail in design,and also art deco. While I could not personally live with some aspects of it, I certainly admire the creativity and craftmanship of the designs insitu. Have a wonderful weekend Ann. Warm wishes.

  3. Oh..I'm so glad you posted this and so sorry i missed walking down Las Rambla ... Beautiful details.. Barcelona is so compelling!!

    Have a great weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

  4. Hello,

    Wow, this is fantatic, the details are superbe. Barcelona is just a great city.

    Greetings from Belgium

  5. Now I'm back to enjoy this post again.
    My goodness Ann, pure ART NOUVEAU at its best!
    Your photos are stunning, brilliant, just wonderful, all the details, just all!
    Well done!



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