27 tammikuuta 2020

Els Quatre Gats

I had an espresso in this historical café. Els Quatre Gats / The Four Cats is a café in Barcelona, that became a popular meeting place for famous artists throughout the modernist period in Catalonia, known as Modernisme. The café opened in 1897 and served as a hostel, bar and cabaret until it eventually became a central meeting point for Barcelona’s most prominent modernist figures, such as Pablo Picasso and Ramon Casas i Carbó. The bar closed due to financial difficulties in June 1903, but was reopened and eventually restored to its original condition in 1989.

In 1899, at 17 years old, Pablo Picasso began frequenting Els Quatre Gats and even held his first solo exhibition in the main room. The poster that now stands on the corner of the street outside the café was designed by Picasso. I do not have a better photo of Picasso's poster, but see this link. There you can see also the wonderful facade of this house.

Ramon Casas and Pere Romeu on a Tandem 

Cría cuervos de Carlos Saura from 1977

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FRIDAY BLISS invites you to join, too!

16 kommenttia:

  1. Ahh...you have been there^^ I have only heard of it so far, unfortunately not always good, but I would also go in. I like the name alone, because you can see the difference between the dialects and the "Spanish" very well.

    Must be interesting to look at and I love your focus.

    Have a good start into the new week and greetings over to you


  2. Wow, you've visited such a great historical place!
    Here come only 4 fury cats to visit me and get a treat...
    Send you a purrrrrrr for a good new week

  3. Hallo liebe Riitta,
    ein interessantes Cafe, solche Cafe's mag ich auch.
    Deine gesetzten Fokusse hast Du gut ausgewählt, sie gefallen mir.

    Eine schöne Woche wünsche ich Dir.
    Liebe Grüße

  4. Schöne Fokus-Bearbeitungen

    lg gabi

  5. Ein schönes altes Café, das viel Flair mitbringt. Die verschiedenen Fokusbearbeitungen gefallen mir sehr gut.

    Liebe Grüße und eine schöne Woche

  6. I visited it many years ago... I think I have only paper photos of it.
    Makes me want to go back to Barcelona right now! :)

  7. Dear Riitta,

    reading the menue board makes me feel hungry....yummy, yummy!
    But it's already black and white and has no chance to get a focus star today.
    I love your photos so much showing how charming this café is indeed. There's much to admire inside and you were very busy pointing out so many details in various colours putting your focus accordingly. Very well done! :-)

    Thanks for participating in the b/w focus and I wish you a nice week.


  8. Dear Riitta,
    this is a wonderful tribute to the "good old days." Art and enjoyment and on top of that a tasteful, cosy ambience, nothing more is possible!
    Good start into the new week
    warmly moni

  9. I took the same photos back in May!

  10. Liebe Riitta,
    wow - das wäre ein Café ganz nach meinem Geschmack. Erst habe ich über dieses '4Cats' gerätselt, bis ich gemerkt habe, dass es die Übersetzung des katalanischen 'Els Quatre Gats' ist und sich nicht auf das Bild der Tandemfahrer selbst bezieht. Mir gefällt dieses Poster sehr. Und du hast die Bilder auch noch mal sehr schön für Christas Fokus bearbeitet.
    Herzliche Grüße - Elke

  11. ...Picasso's style when he was young sure is different than his later work. What a catchy tune to enjoy while looking at you photos. Thanks Riitta for sharing, enjoy your week.

  12. Ein sehr interessantes Cafe mit einem tollen Flair.
    Da hast du wieder ein tolles Objekt perfekt in den Fokus gesetzt !
    Liebe Grüße

  13. Great series of images! The cafe not only looks beautiful but has a fascinating history as well.

  14. Estuve en Barcelona pero no lo vi. Janet una de mis cantantes favoritas. Besos.

  15. This looks like a fun place to enjoy a cuppa and some company!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/01/saints-among-us.html


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