A Dragon, a Lamp and an Umbrella

A Dragon, a Lamp and an Umbrella isn’t a combination you see every day. And it does seem unusual enough for Cee’s OddBall Challenge.

The dragon and his belongings are to be found on the Casa Bruno Cuadros on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. The building dates from 1858, but was remodelled in 1883 by Catalan architect Josep Vilasca i Casanovas.

A trader called  Bruno Cadres Vidal rented a shop on the ground floor to sell umbrellas, parasols, fans and shawls, most of which were imported from Japan. The designs on the  exterior reflect this.

Nowadays, it is a bank…..how boring…..though the dragon probably still breathes fire when no one is looking.

 

A Dragon, a Lamp and an UmbrellaBarcelona Factory former

A Dragon, a Lamp and an Umbrella ©HelenBushe

 

The Old Umbrella Shop Barcelona Casa Bruno Cuadros

The Old Umbrella Shop ©HelenBushe

 

Parasols on a Wall Barcelona

Parasols on a Wall ©HelenBushe

 

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