The Ensanche, Eixample in Catalan, is the expansion of the city from it’s medieval center in the late 1800s. It was a utopian plan, with wide streets for public transport, open intersections, big interior public gardens inside the four walls of every block, trees everywhere and limited building height. Socially and environmentally friendly, way back then. Not much of the plan ever came true except the distinctive grid and apple shaped blocks. So, looking down from high above and far away is its popularized and famous angle.
The cupolas of the Ensanche...cupcakes in the sky.
By Maia Pay Ozguc
Barcelona Impressions. Be curious. Be present. Be Barcelona!