Hello! I thought it might be fun to do a bit of ‘bling’ today, seeing as it’s Friday and the weekend is (practically) here. You’d be surprised to see how much of the buildings here have a touch of ‘bling’!
Letterboxes and door bells made of brass (that great gold emulator) sparkle on doors and walls polished to a high lustre.
Just like house numbers or door knockers (or what’s left of them, as the ones on Carrer Notariat and Carrer d’en Xuclà) gleam and glimmer in (fake) golden glory.
Those who come to the Cute Suite will recognise this remnant of a door knocker (above) and be able to find the one below quite easily, as it’s very close by.
Golden locks abound too in Barcelona, although some may have been camouflaged under a layer of paint. But the sheen (like the truth) will always come to the surface eventually, like it has for the lock at Carrer Riera Baixa.
Competing for a higher ‘bling’ factor are the sticker with the arrow (a definite loser in my opinion) and the lock on this door of a well known restaurant, frequented (it is rumoured) by HM Reina Sofia.
Various door handles, in different styles (well polished or not) grace many doors in Barcelona…
… and even door grilles have been embellished with bits of messing to make the door more attractive , like the one below, which is in need of a bit of TLC, by the looks of it!
Some balconies have ‘golden’ balls on the corners of their railings, such as the one above on Carrer Riera Alta. This sign on a wall on Carrer Hospital (below) appears to have been painted over, but the glimmer of its brassy origin is visible in some parts.
Most (if not all) of Barcelona’s water fountains have brass water spouts. What’s great, is that they are polished just by sheer use. I love the contrast this creates with the beige walls of these two examples (above and below). Especially the beautiful boy (one of two) on Plaça de Joan Amades I find delightful.
Have a great weekend, everyone! Have you got anything nice planned? I’ll be spending as much time as possible on the beach, as the weather is finally warmer. Whatever you do, have a great time, and ‘see’ you on Monday!