Shiny ‘silver’

27 Feb
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina

Happy Monday! With the Oscars being one of the protagonists of the past weekend, I thought we’d kick off the week with a little homage to the silver screen in the form of a series of images of shiny ‘silver’ from around Barcelona. Here goes…

There are bits of silver coloured metal to be found around town. Not as many as gold (coloured) but if you look you’ll spot some, or quite a few. On Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina there are quite a few to be found, from silver lettering to discs on glass door, to the skin on buildings, and more.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Metro station Plaça Catalunya

On some metro stations, such as Plaça Catalunya, the benches on the platforms are a dazzling silver (well stainless steel, more like, but on a Monday, you can dream a little) and at the entrance of a hotel on Carrer Diputació, a bunch of ‘silver’ balls offer up their shine and reflections for all to enjoy.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Diputació

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Avinguda Diagonal 661

Sometimes, ‘silver’ can be found in the ground, marking the lanes exiting and entering an underground parking lot (above) or surrounding lights and fountain water spouts at a shopping mall (below).

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Mare Magnum

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Mare Magnum

More often that not, ‘silver’ is the colour granted to very plain utilitarian things, such as rubbish bins and stackable chairs. And why not? For they make our lives easier, and so deserve to shine in their own right, right?

Well, silliness aside, whatever the rights of silver coloured items, I wish you a shiny and sparkly week!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Passeig de Joan de Borbò

2 Responses to “Shiny ‘silver’”

  1. Nuria February 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    I love it.

    • Lisette February 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

      I’m glad you do! :)

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