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The Can Triquet Building in Palma

There are lots of beautiful buildings in Palma de Mallorca. Some buildings pertain to the Gothic period, such as La Seu (the Cathedral), the Sa Llotja building or Bellver Castle, other beautes date from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, and others yet date from the early 20th century, built in an opulence known as the Modernist style. One of these Modernist buildings is currently undergoing some thorough renovation, a building known locally as Can Triquet.

The building dates from 1909 and was one of the masterpieces of the Mallorcan architect Gaspar Bennàzar. It was one of the first buildings constructed after the demolition of Palma’s city walls. The building’s name relates to the fact that a bar of this name (Triquet Bar) was housed on its ground-floor, but has long since gone.

Restauration on the building started some six years ago. The corner section of a chamfer with a very lavish wooden balcony has already been restored; the hexagonal tower in a unique arabesque style is nearing its completion. The architects in charge with the restoration are confident that the entire project will be completed in time for the building’s 100th anniversary in 2009, i. e. next year. Let’s hope they are right.

The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The date: October 3rd, 2008. The time was 11:15:29.

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