Fancy!

4 May
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Carrer del Carme

Fancy a bit of façade gorgeousness? Then please allow me to show you a couple of examples of embellishments that can be spotted on buildings around Barcelona. We’ll start at the top, at roof level…

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Carrer Portaferrissa

… or just underneath, where rainpipes drain through the mouth of this pointy-eared guy (above) or graceful griffin-like creatures remind me of Venetian art…

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Carrer Aribau

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Carrer Notariat

… this very serious eagle, with an iron quill in its beak, can be seen from the lounge of the Cute Suite, and (below) mother and child, are just a couple of streets away…

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Carrer Hospital

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Carrer del Carme

There is religious drama to be found, and also mermaid frilliness…

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Baixada de Llibreteria

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Plaça del Pi

… as well as a number of styles inspired by flora…

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Riera Alta

Surprised to find something so Japanese on a 19th Century building? I certainly was!

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Portal del Angel

A couple of load-bearing beauties (above and below). I wonder who they were?

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Carrer Boqueria

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Carrer Valldonzella

Geometry and symmetry played an important role also, and although both examples which are from very different times (above and below), and are both lavishly decorated, I do not find them ‘too much’. What do you think?

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Roger de Llúria

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