Thursday Doors – “Plaça del Raval” – Bagà, Españia
Thursday Doors – March 12, 2020
“Plaça del Raval” – Bagà, Españia
On a vacation trip late last summer I had the opportunity to travel through three countries in a single day: Spain, France, and Andorra. Along the way to France, tucked into the foothills of the Pyrenees, is the Catalonian village of Bajà. This was my first real venture away from the bustle of Barcelona and this beautiful little town of some 2,000 people had a wonderful medieval feel to it with its narrow winding streets and old stone structures.
Along the main street I came across this simple door. The light and textures were just irresistible and I found it translated even better as a mono image. I do not have an exact address and Google Street View does not travel down this narrow roadway, so I can’t give exact coordinates but it’s just west of the Plaça del Catalunya, if you are ever in the area.
The other thing that struck me, but unfortunately did not work well within the composition, though I hoped it would, was the prevalence of Catalonian independence flags flying from nearly every window. The deeper you travel into north-east Spain the more noticeable the Catalonian movement for independence is, with flags and banners everywhere in the region with its very own culture and language.
I plan on sharing more of that experience in subsequent posts.
This is such a humble non-splashy door, but the longer I look at it the more I love it. The textures and placement of the windows are perfect. Great find.
Thank you for taking the time to let me know.
In Europe it’s doable to visit 3 countries in one day, but here on the other side of the pond, it would take a few days at least The door you captured looks painterly in black and white. But most of all I love your header:) Beautiful..
Thank you, a very recent photo.
Excellent finds Ed 🙂
Thanks Norm. Many wonderful doors in Spain