While in the 22@ district recently, I couldn’t help but be delighted by all the street art that I found (and almost missed, remember?). So to kick-start this week (happy Monday, by the way) I thought I’d share what I found… enjoy!
The areas of Barcelona that I frequent, don’t offer graffiti in XXL size, so catching this one (top photo) which protests against the development of 22@ on the backside of a building was a delight! It is more habitual to find blinds, such as this one on Carrer Àlaba, covered in spray paint. Nice to see an old(er) Pez still surviving.
Vacant lots and construction sites abound in Poble Nou, and especially in the 22@ district, and they are treasure troves of street art. See for yourself…
This black guy (no racism intended) shares the space on this green gate on Carrer Almogàvers with the birdie fish (again, by El Pez) in what might be a ‘conversation’ between a very ethnic looking character and a grinning fish in fancy dress.
What I really like about this particular example of street art, is how the pasting of stickers (advertising locksmiths and the like) has added so much texture to this piece. And now that I think of it, those locksmiths, pasting their stickers all over doors, walls and blinds, can be considered to cover Barcelona’s streets with graffiti too! Have a great week, everyone!