Though Barcelona’s “old left side of Eixample” is now better known as “Gaixample,” the neighborhood maintains a more reserved reputation than iconic gay neighborhoods such as San Francisco’s Castro or Berlin’s Schöneberg. L'antiga's low-key vibe permeates its wide, tree-lined avenues and majestic Romanesque buildings, while its Michelin quality restaurants and lively cafes add enough electricity to make the neighborhood buzz.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Artsy In L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample
There is much entertainment, including popular cafes, bars, restaurants, theaters, and clubs, making it popular with visitors. A good choice if you want to be central but away from the crowds of tourists that populate more central areas."
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Lorenzo Vecchia is a Barcelona-based photographer specialising in architecture, interiors and still life. He is fascinated by digital photography as the creative process continues beyond the moment when the image is captured. Working out of his studio in Barcelona's old town, his graphic aesthetic has led him to work for a variety of clients from advertising through to editorial and design.
Iciar J. Carrasco
Freelance Photographer and Graphic Designer currently based in Madrid, Spain. Discovered her love for cameras at an early age when she got her first Polaroid. Loves photographing food before eating it, traveling and capturing scenes from different places or taking portraits of people. Also loves designing publications, paper, printing techniques and dreams of mixing all these with photography, creating a lifestyle magazine in the future.
The Weaver House
Hannah and Kelty are twin sisters from Portland, Oregon. After studying foreign languages together at Stanford University they parted ways, moving to Barcelona & San Francisco. Re-uniting in 2010, they launched The Weaver House: a collaboration in photography, design, and fashion. They shoot with polaroid, 35mm and digital, gravitating toward organic and unique personalities, spaces, and unions.