Curls and swirls

21 Feb
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Passeig de Gràcia

Wrought iron things have been catching my attention lately (see the dragon head below, for example) and so I dug in my archives and got some more images of this wonderful art form to share with you. Today, we’re going to get a good taste of curls and swirls – enjoy!

Starting with the master of all masters (in Barcelona, and in my opinion, that is) a design by the marvelous Gaudí above. Isn’t this the most stunning street light you’ve ever seen? The dragon head (or horse head – I’m not sure which is applicable) below, is an embellishment for the window bars of the Museu Frederic Marès. Cute, right?

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Carrer Comtes

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La Rambla

A mixture of cast iron and wrought iron can be found at the Liceu on La Rambla. Quite a collection of lanterns grace the outside and entrance areas, and I think them very beautiful. Lovely intertwined initials grace the fence of a building on Carrer del Carme. Whoever they belong to must have been an important person, if the crown detail is anything to go by!

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Carrer del Carme

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Carrer Elisabets

Pretty curlicues grace the hoists on a building in Carrer Elisabets. Do take the time to look up, when walking around Barcelona, as there are many such delights to be spotted.

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Carrer de Sant Ramon

A super simple design, above, which I think is really lovely. Below, on Carrer Montsió, a much more intricate version of the same idea, which is also very beautiful. Is there anything like it where you live?

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Carrer de Montsió

The ventilation grille of a residential building on Carrer Comte d’Urgell seems delicate and lacy – that’s what I find so amazing about wrought iron – the appearances it can take on, depending how it is worked. It is so variable. It never ceases to amaze me. Hope you liked these curls and swirls! Tomorrow, a new installment in the BCN Handmade series. Fins demà!

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Carrer Comte d'Urgell

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  1. Strong lace | cute suite - March 1, 2013

    [...] more examples of cast iron and wrought iron loveliness, you may like to check out this post or this one. Happy weekend, [...]

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