Refresh!

10 Apr
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Montjuïc

All that chocolate and other sweets of the past weekend have made me thirsty and I feel the need to refresh! So today a rather water-logged post for you with images of fountains – enjoy!

A bathing beauty on Montjuïc, and a little fisherman in a private garden in the middle of the Barri Gòtic are a few examples of decorative fountains in Barcelona.

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Carrer Petritxol

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Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el Gran

Drinking fountains are way more abundant around town. You’ll find them on squares, on street corners, or tucked into niches along a random street, such as this one below, on Carrer Nou de la Rambla.

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Carrer Nou de la Rambla

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Carrer de la Palla

Careful though, for not all fountains have drinking water. This one on Carrer de la Palla, serves mainly to wash one’s hands, but the very beautiful one below is a generous one – it permits 4 people to drink at the same time.

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Plaça de Sant Pere

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Plaça Urquinaona

A very pretty fountain for two can be found on Plaça Urquinaona. Water spouts on either side, protruding from its beautifully decorated stone base, and on top, the statue of a boy bearing a couple of  ‘botijos‘, ceramic water jugs that are self cooling, and were widely used in all of Spain in the past.

Hopefully, these images have helped to refresh you! Tomorrow another great artist in the BCN Handmade series – be sure to check it out!

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Plaça Urquinaona

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