Street Lamps from Barcelona

Barcelona has some amazing street light fixtures from the 19th and 20th centuries. Most of them are functioning well. These old ones are made of cast iron and have such beautiful designs. Some of them are just single lamp holders while some have 3 or more. I showed two old lamps in my post: The Ramblas Ramble Walk, Barcelona. One was the Font de Canaletes, located at the Ramblas, where Barça fans usually gather to celebrate. The other was the lamp hanging from a Chinese dragon. This post has some more lamps, mostly taken as silhouette against the sky to get a clear outline against the sky.

Unusual triple globe pendants of the Carrer Feran
They are attached to the facades of buildings so as to free up space on the sidewalk. Two of them are missing in the first pic.

Cantilevered street lamp that appears all along Barcelona’s most fashionable street



There is an interesting article of 2012 which mentions: Qatar accused of counterfeiting 1000 street lamps. Spanish lighting brand Santa & Cole has launched a lawsuit accusing the state of Qatar of copying street lighting devised for Barcelona by Catalan designer Beth Galí in 1996.

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29 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    those first few are gorgeous! they're all striking!

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Oh, I love these and they are, indeed, all striking!! Great captures as always, Indrani!! I hope you have a beautiful weekend!! Enjoy!!

  3. Those are pretty classy

  4. Beautiful… glad that the govt is putting efforts in their maintenance

  5. Carver says:

    These are all such interesting and beautiful light fixtures. I like all the styles.

  6. So beautiful photos

  7. The street lamps are so pretty.

  8. eileeninmd says:

    Hello, what a great series on the street lamps. The first three are my favorites. Have a happy Friday and weekend ahead!

  9. Mridula says:

    A very pretty collection Indrani.

  10. I agree with you. Like you, I too took photos of them.

  11. Just loved them all! Old world charm!!

  12. They look so vintage and classy. Nicely put 🙂

  13. Beautiful capture of antique lamps. 🙂

  14. Very pretty pendant lamps reminder of the old world charm

  15. Street lamps or pieces of architectures! Nice clicks.

  16. Beautiful pictures.

  17. there is definitely something magical about them Indrani….

  18. Gorgeous! Have been to Barcelona, I may have seen them, but can't remember. Love how you chose something so basic and integral to our cities and wrote a post on it!

  19. The street lamps look amazing. Beautiful photographs.

  20. Uppal says:

    Gorgeous designs of street lamps!

  21. wow ! amazing and very beautifully designed lamps really !

  22. Nice images of colonial era lamps.

  23. Wow, how beautiful and intricate piece of architechture of the streetlights! Amazing pictures.

  24. Andrzej says:

    Amazing collection of lamps, from ancient to modern. Great idea.

  25. Sudhir R says:

    Street lamps are something which I love. I have always admired the one in Paris. These are even more beautiful

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