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Saving a splendid facade in Valencia

Even a brief wander around Valencia, will open your eyes to the architectural beauty of this city, and the tremendous wealth that must have been behind its creation.

Much of the city shows it age; much of it calls out for love and attention.

Scaffolding a building used to be plus street art

Many of the beauties have already been renovated, while much work is still underway. The building below has had its wonderful facade saved, while serious demolition and rebuilding goes on behind the scenes.

tall building in Valencia under renovation, all but façade's destroyed

all images: Valencia, July 2019

building in Valencia under renovation, all but façade's destroyed

Personally, I was amazed that the facade remained upright, and felt more than a little nervous standing beneath it.

close up of building in Valencia under renovation, all but façade's destroyed


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 22 May 2020

Posted as part of PFTW

12 replies »

  1. It looks as if work had proceeded since I last saw it, six months before you did. Let’s hope it’s more or less finished now. Money will be in short supply for some while.

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