Colorful Photos Capture the Unique Floor Designs Found in Barcelona

First it was Paris, then Venice, and now photographer Sebastian Erras, in collaboration with Pixartprinting, is back celebrating the rich mosaic design of floors spread throughout Barcelona. His newest photography project continues to explore the colourful world that can be found underfoot, as Erras captures the intricate masterpieces that he stumbles upon–from the brilliant paths of Jardines del Mirador Montjuic to the intricately designed floors of hostels and restaurants around the city.

Drawing attention to the unique geometric patterns and elaborate tiling of the architecturally thriving city, Erras exposes an easy-to-overlook aspect of Barcelona. This international series works to provide a tour of global cities through their floors, creating a graphic of each city from a unique perspective. Within Barcelona, Erras discovers that the predominant architectural component is hydraulic mosaics, an iconic element of the modernistic Catalan style. The compelling photo series prompts one to take in the lovely details that are all around, from high in the sky to right under your feet.

Mercado El Nacional

Casa Batll

Mercado El Nacional

Jardines del Mirador Montjuic

Generator Hostel

Palacio Casades

La Sagrada Familia

Martim Restaurant

Restaurante Ctedra

Casa Batll

You can see the full series of Barcelona’s incredible floors over on Pixartprinting, as well an interactive map pinpointing where each one is located.

Sebastian Erras: Website | Instagram
Pixartprinting: Website | Facebook

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Pixartprinting and Sebastian Erras.



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