Xmas lights

12 Dec
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Portal de l'Àngel

Happy Monday! I hope you had a delightful weekend. Last week, I promised you some Christmas lights, and here they are, albeit unlit…

There are many beautiful lights decorating Barcelona’s streets right now, and even in daylight they can be quite striking, such as the huge ball decorating a department store on Portal de l’Àngel (above) or the square panels with different coloured circles (below) which grace several streets around Ciutat Vella.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Santa Anna

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Carrer Jovellanos

Snow flakes and squiggly pine trees glint in the sunlight of a bright morning, while holly leaves and a profusion of starry suns do so in the afternoon.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Ronda de Sant Pere

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Portal de l'Àngel

More traditional examples are the colourful signs above and below. I’m enchanted by their simplicity. Do you like them too?

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Pelai

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Plaça Catalunya

Giant snowflakes and simple garlands on a (rather small) Christmas tree decorate opposite sides of Plaça Catalunya, where a large ice rink has been installed. I’m dying to have a go, for I haven’t skated in years!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plaça Catalunya

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plaça Catalunya

My favourite lights are in the form of trees, and quiet a few have been ‘planted’ around the fountains of Plaça Catalunya, while (single) trees have been dotted around town. The lights are pretty flowers, much like cherry blossom, and even in daylight they are beautiful. At night they come alive, but I will show you that effect some other time…

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plaça Catalunya

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2 Responses to “Xmas lights”

  1. Anne December 12, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    Geweldig. Daar hebben ze werk van gemaakt. Erg mooi.

    • Lisette van de Graaf December 12, 2011 at 9:38 am #

      Dank je, Anne! Ik ben dol op kerst verlichting, zowel ‘s avonds als ze aan is, als overdag als de zon erin flonkert….

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