Tuesday, 16 December 2008

La Rotonda, Passeig de Sant Gervasi

Modernista hotel at the junction of Passeig de Sant Gervasi with Avinguda del Tibidabo. From this source I learn that it was built in 1918 by Adolfo Ruiz i Casamitjana as the Hotel Metropolitan, soon became the Hotel La Rotonda, and more recently the Hospital Sant Gervasi. At the end of November 2008 when these photographs were taken it was under reconstruction by hoteliers Núñez i Navarro. I returned to this place a few times, first drawn by the plane tree whose animated shadow fell on the ochre walls and mirrored reflection on silvered windows below, and the fox (?) on the flight of stairs that has been walled off.

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