Word is on the street…

29 Jun
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Petritxol

Come, let me take you for a walk through one of the winding streets of the Barri Gòtic, and show you something that I think is quite unusual…

Carrer Petritxol, which links shopping street Portaferrissa and Plaça del Pi, is a street full of shops and art galleries, so well worth a visit. But that’s not what I’m going to show you. No, what I love about this street, is the amount of plaques, tiles and signs that grace its walls on either side. You’ll see… there’s quite a number of them!

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Old fashioned

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Senyor Esteve

They are a homage to those that were born or lived there, or simple, yet artful, reminders of the past. Enjoy! I’ll translate a few for you, so you know what they mean…

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Blind man

“From the blind man we can no longer hear his violin or his little plate”

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Cape man

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Poetess

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Church and ordinance

“Our ordinance offers you: information – assistance – help”

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Dancing on the balcony

“From the balcony you can see the shadow of Angel Guimera tremble”

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Public spirit

“Love and spread public spirit on the street” (I’m all for it!)

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Pilgrim

“Respect animals and plants”

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The cap is gone

“The cap that Senyor Parés had is no longer there”

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Virgin and lion

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Cream, ensaimada and chocolate

“People came here to eat cream, ensaimada and chocolate” (there’s actually a ‘typo’ on this one, as chocolate should be written ‘xocolata’)

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House of fame

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Vehicles

“Vehicles: moderate speed and short stops” (nowadays it’s a pedestrian street)

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Paper sign

(I wonder what’s underneath the paper sign?)

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Goats

“Flocks of goats no longer dirty the paving”

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Celebrations

“People celebrated baptisms and weddings here”

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Moratin

“In a flat, we don’t know which, lived Moratin”

Have you ever seen so many signs, tiles and plaques on one street? What do you think, would it qualify for world’s most?

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Homage

5 Responses to “Word is on the street…”

  1. Cilia June 30, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    Hoi Lisette,

    Steeds weer geniet ik van jouw kijk op Barcelona! Je hebt zoveel verschillende onderwerpen, en alles met heel veel foto’s. Zo ben ik toch een beetje in Barcelona, ook al zit in Amsterdam :-)

    Groetjes Cilia

    • Lisette van de Graaf July 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

      Hoi Cilia, ik ben blij dat je van mijn posts geniet! Houden zo (hoop ik)! Groetjes, Lisette!

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