Tiles on Tuesday

26 Apr
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Carrer Hospital

Today I’m going to show you a few examples of the wonderful tiles that can be spotted on buildings everywhere in Barcelona’s old town.

Starting with simple blocks of colour (above) and painted flora below…

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Carrer Montalegre

… to the following two, which are examples of a more figurative style, a good 100 years apart from each other.

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Carrer Petritxol

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Portal de l’Angel

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Carrer de Valldonzella

Some examples of geometric styles inspired by flora (above and below)…

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Small alley off Carrer Montsió

… and some 20th Century figurative art to be found on a Church in El Raval.

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Sant Antoni Abad

Finally, a delightful shop sign, meant to last and last. Did you notice how few digits their telephone number had?

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Carrer del Pi

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  1. Time for some tiles « cute suite - September 2, 2011

    [...] you know by now, tiles are not a rarity, here in Barcelona. I’ve showed you some before, here and here, but I’ve found more to show you, so here [...]

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