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Paco Lorente

The Aymerich, Amat and Jover Mill

Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

June 19, 2014, 12:00 UTC (14:00 local time)

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© 2014 Paco Lorente, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

Everything in this building smells work.

This old mill was used to transform raw wool into finished cloth, a today incredible mix between manual and mechanical processes, driven by a steam engine. In this panorama you can see the hall where machines were working driven by the line shafting tied to each cast-iron column. Some of them are left to show how it worked, you can follow the straps and wheels and discover where the steam engine is located.

Another relevant work is this unique building, one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau industrial architecture in the country. Designed by the architect Lluís Muncunill in 1907 (those times eclipsed by Gaudi). Main room is covered by a special saw-tooth roof, known as the Catalan vault (those so successful in New York and Boston by Guastavino arquitects) and supported on 300 cast-iron columns. Another building is dedicated to the steam engine and its boilers.

Today, this impressive building houses the 'Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya (mNACTEC)', a museum about Science and Technology and Industrial heritage in Catalonia. A specific area is dedicated to all the industrial processes to transform wool.

Most texts are extracted from its original website http://www.mnactec.cat/
http://www.mnactec.cat/

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Location

Europe / Spain

Lat: 41° 33' 54.71" N
Long: 2° 0' 28.61" E

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Equipment

Canon 40D, Tokina 10-17mm fisheye at 10mm, handheld, PTGui, Photoshop
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