The blues

20 Mar
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Pontevedra

When you live by the Mediterranean, you cannot but help to delight in its sparkling colours, and people have been doing so for thousands of years. It’s only natural that such a love for the sea is reflected in the use of its colour  to decorate the surroundings of where people live, and Barcelona is no exception. I’ve been compiling images of blue for you and am sharing them with you today. Ready? Come on, let’s indulge in the blues!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Metro L3

Just like the sea has many hues and tones of blue, so do the blue elements that I discovered around Barcelona: from the bright turquoise at number 58, to the purplish indigo of the metro train seats (above), to the almost aqua of the wall with the fire hydrants (below).

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Avinguda Litoral

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Caixa Fòrum

Grand buildings such as the Caixa Fòrum sometimes reflect the colours of the sea, and at other times it may be a humble barrier that does so.

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Fira Barcelona

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Plaça Espanya

Blue is also a colour much used for signs. Think of the many traffic signs that use it. An example is the one above, indicating the way to go up on the escalator. Another sign in blue can be found at Caixa Fòrum, indicating the location of room number 1.

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Caixa Fòrum

A quirky example of blue signs is this collection of life-sized ones that indicate the way to the trade fair buildings at Plaça Espanya.  Cute aren’t they?

I hope you have enjoyed this small session of the the blues! Tomorrow I’ll be back to take you to a great new restaurant. Meet you here?

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plaça Espanya

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