Overhead

20 Oct
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plaça de la Villa de Madrid

The weather is getting a little chillier, so I’m taking things indoors today. Ready to see what’s overhead? Let’s check out some ceilings!

Spotted when I was shooting Plaça de la Villa de Madrid recently (click here if you want to see that post), this very fancy and multi-coloured ceiling (above and below) in Neo Classical style must be a sight to see! Unfortunately I can only admire it from the outside… for now!

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Detail

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Carrer Nou de la Rambla

In stark contrast, this almost monastic ceiling in the entrance to a building on Carrer Nou de la Rambla. I lived on this street for a good 5 years, but had never seen the doors to this building open until recently. The ceiling is in good shape; too bad the lower portion of the walls is not. It would be great if they injected the walls with a humidity repellent, and patched them up properly. I’m sure the inhabitants of this building would find their home-comings much more pleasant!

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Carrer Prìncep d'Astùries

This lobby is very well cared for, and is full of beautiful details, from the floor, the gorgeous door, the very pretty wrought iron divide between the outer lobby and the section that leads the the stairs, to the lamps and finally the divine ceiling. And all is pristine condition. Wonderful!

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Passatge de la Pau

A beautiful yet simple ceiling and gilded lamp that make me think of vikings. Can you see why? Lovely, isn’t it?

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Carrer Provença

A ceiling in a lobby in the Eixample, in a super frilly Modernista style. A bit much for my taste, honestly, but well preserved (as it should be) and certainly worth showing.

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Detail

Closer to home (i.e. the Cute Suite), just on the other side of La Rambla, on Carrer Santa Anna, we can find this delightful ceiling (below) in one of the lobbies. A clean white ceiling, offset by a trim of geometrical regularity and simple beauty. Very lovely, I think.

What are the ceilings like where you live? Any good? I’d love to hear from you if you have any interesting ceilings to show me! Just drop me an email (check out the contact page) and tell me all about them…

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Carrer Santa Anna

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