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Generator Hostel Barcelona | © Sebastian Erras
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Looking Down At Barcelona's Most Stunning Floors

Picture of Tara Jessop
Updated: 24 October 2016
Sometimes the most precious gems are right beneath your feet! Discover how German interior photographer Sebastian Erras has captured one of Barcelona‘s most stunning and yet probably most underrated features: its rich mosaic of tiled floors – and remember to look down next time you’re in town:
Casa Amatller | © Sebastian Erras
Casa Amatller | © Sebastian Erras

TCT: Your series of images of Barcelona floors is a striking tribute to some of the city’s more unassuming artwork. What was your inspiration for it?

I am running a similar project on Instagram called ‘Parisian floors.’ I started it in May 2015 and since then I have been exploring and documenting Paris’ rich variety of mosaic and tile floors. The feedback and success have been overwhelming.

CasaAmatller | © Sebastian Erras
Casa Amatller | © Sebastian Erras

TCT: Do you have an all-time favorite floor?

One of my favorite floors is the golden crown mosaic with flower ornaments in front of the Hotel Regina in Paris.

Circulo Liceu | © Sebastian Erras
Circulo Liceu | © Sebastian Erras

TCT: What’s your best travel tip for cultural exploration?

I always avoid the big tourist hotspots and instead tend to go grab a coffee in a younger, hip area. It’s also always a good idea to ask locals what they would do and which neighborhoods they would recommend exploring. I find that most of the time they are more than happy to tell you something cool and fun about their neighborhood and share their best tips with those ready to ask!

Hotel Praktik | © Sebastian Erras
Hotel Praktik | © Sebastian Erras
Lleo Morera | © Sebastien Erras
Lleo Morera | © Sebastien Erras
Palau Casades | © Sebastian Erras
Palau Casades | © Sebastian Erras
LleoMorera | © Sebastian Erras
Lleo Morera | © Sebastian Erras
Maritime Restaurante | © Sebastian Erras
Maritime Restaurante | © Sebastian Erras
Palau Casades | © Sebastien Erras
Palau Casades | © Sebastien Erras
Passeig de Gracia - El Nacional | © Sebastian Erras
Passeig de Gracia – El Nacional | © Sebastian Erras
Restaurante Catedra | © Sebastian Erras
Restaurante Catedra | © Sebastian Erras

Follow Sebastian on Instagram @parisianfloors!