My name is Roger Tarrats Balet and I am the creator and administrator of the Official website of my great-great-grandfather Domingo Balet i Nadal.
This website has been in operation since August 2021 and is constantly evolving to the point where we are thinking of making a biographical book in the future. It is made in honor and tribute to him and aims to gather all the information related to his life and his work (which at the moment there is little and very scattered) and make it reach all people interested in knowing it.
In a short time we have received thousands of visits and have positioned ourselves on Google as the first reliable source of information. We are also present on the main social networks and various media have wanted to publish information related to the project.
On a personal level... during all this time of research, I have experienced very exciting moments such as the first contact with an original plan signed by him or findings such as a sculpture that no one knew by Enric Clarasó on the roof of the Wax Museum. But I also found the response from people exciting: family, friends and indispensable collaborators that I have met along the way and who have helped me a lot and that I thank them deeply.
If you want to collaborate by providing information of any kind, do not hesitate to contact me.
In order to continue with this initiative and pay the costs associated with hosting the web, purchasing documentation, etc... I invite anyone who is interested in collaborating (whether they are individuals, companies, organizations, administration, etc ...) to do it!
Txema Romero - Director of the Cerdanyola Art Museum for his great documentary contribution and knowledge of the Casa Planas y Casals known as the Red Tower, one of the works of Domènec Ballet y Navidad in the town of Cerdanyola del Vallès.
Maria Meseguer - From the Historical Archive of Barcelona for her dedication and willingness to help the project.
Ignasi Busquets - For opening the doors of Josep Portabella House and its main floor to this project.
Sandra Garcia Ronda - From Cemeteries of Barcelona for their invaluable collaboration.
Josep Masabeu i Tierno - Writer of the Book of Santa Maria de Montalegre of Editorial Albada, for dedicating his time and wisdom to me about this magnificent temple.
Sergio Sanvicente - From the Contemporary Archive of Barcelona, for his great willingness to collaborate with the project.