Three Chimneys is an urban park that is built on the site of an old power plant. In Catalan it’s Jardins de les Tres Xemeneies while in Spanish it is known as Jardines de las Tres Chimeneas. It is one of a few legal places for street art in Barcelona.
below: A portrait painted by Pincel aka Felipe Pincel Echeverria
below: Faces by Dake25 in bluish greys. They don’t look very happy, do they? Mirror images or two halves of the same face?
below: Iridescent oranges, blues, and purples make this snail glow.
below: Scandalist by Super Cool Syzman
below: Long horizontal mural by a group of artists, Noble, Turkesa, KTHR, and Wios painted as part of a Mural Jam in October 2022.
below: Monkey see, monkey do. “Buy bitcoin” says the Banksy monkey, pasted over the topless green woman whose portrait was signed in pink by Santiago [illegible surname].
below: purple duck
below: True love is pierced, tattooed, and stitched up.
below: “Relax, you’re on a floating rock”
below: Braiding green hair with snaps, crackles, and pops. Signed, dextre polo
below: Three chimneys refers to the three brick towers, or smokestacks, from an old coal burning power plant, the first one built in Spain. The first chimney was built in 1881 (or 1896 depending on the info source) by the Barcelona Traction Power and Light Company; the other two followed in 1908 and 1912. It became known as La Canadenca (in Catalan) because in 1911 one of its major shareholders became the Canadian Bank of Commerce. Each tower is 236 feet tall (72m) and up to 13 feet (4m) in diameter. Most of the facility was demolished in 1987.
below: Slaps on a metal pole.
below: poster high on a wall, #universalhumanity series of wheatpaste and collage
Some of the large pieces of equipment from the power plant were left scattered around the park to look like sculptures, adding interest and historical perspective to the public space.
below: Equitat is written across her chest in a painting by Vale Wilson and Popi. This is a very recent creation and was one of the murals painted for Womart Jam, and event that featured 10 female artists. It was held on International Womens Day.
below: Gablo, butts and ashes on the table? by 45000ft (aka Ander)
Photos taken early March 2023