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The market is open

1 Oct

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Cool places: DHUB

10 Jun
Barcelona architecture: DHUB

Plaça de Glòries

Barcelona architecture: DHUB

DHUB

Barcelona architecture: DHUB

Touches of color

Barcelona architecture: DHUB

Chillout

Barcelona architecture: DHUB

Reflective pool

Ironing – snapping photos of iron beauties

30 May
Iron beauties around Barcelona

The gate – Passeig de Gràcia

Do you like ironing? I don’t mind, especially when it refers to snapping photos of iron beauties around Barcelona! ;) Here are some for you to enjoy…

Iron beauties around Barcelona

Lacy looks – Carrer Caputxes

Iron beauties around Barcelona

Gorgeous grille – Carrer Doctor Joaquim Pou

Iron beauties around Barcelona

Supporting – Passeig de Gràcia

Iron beauties around Barcelona

Lovely lid – Carrer Balmes

Shimmering our way into the weekend

17 May
Shimmer and shine on Barcelona buildings and structures

Avinguda Diagonal

It’s the weekend, and after a couple of days of cooler temperatures and lots of rain, the sun is out, so it is time to shimmer our way into the weekend.

Shimmer and shine on Barcelona buildings and structures

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes

Just look around you, and you’ll find buildings and structures doing just that around Barcelona. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Shimmer and shine on Barcelona buildings and structures

Port Olìmpic

Squares + circles

13 May
Squares + circles in Barcelona's decorative elements

Plaça del Mar

Happy Monday! Every week is  like a new game on a board, where Mondays are square one, and we hop from one space on the board to the next, squares + circles, until we arrive at Sunday… This thought came to me while I spotted these decorative elements on several of Barcelona’s buildings, so I thought I’d share them with you today.

Squares + circles in Barcelona's decorative elements

Plaça del Mar

Can you imagine playing hop-scotch on the walls of this building in the Born? Or moving checker pieces on the doors of the Santa Maria del mar?

Squares + circles in Barcelona's decorative elements

Santa Maria del Mar

Squares + circles in Barcelona's decorative elements

Plaça Sant Miquel

The squares + circles on the City Hall building on Plaça de Sant Miquel would make for a wonderful playground to hop from one square to the next, or throw balls into the circles, don’t you think? How about we make this week into a game? It sounds more fun that way, doesn’t it? In any case, and whether you are game or not, have a wonderful week, everyone!

Squares + circles in Barcelona's decorative elements

Plaça Sant Miquel

Stained beauty

6 May
Stained glass around Barcelona

Bunches – Ronda Sant Antoni

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to kick-start the week. I have some stained beauty for you today – a few examples of the incredibly beautiful stained glass windows from around Barcelona, starting with the lovely stained glass in a bay window of a residential building…

Stained glass around Barcelona

Diamonds fit for a king – Plaça del Rei

… followed by the colourful diamonds in a couple of chapel windows and the repetitive flower pattern in the lobby of the Palau de la Mùsica.

Stained glass around Barcelona

Repetition – Palau de la Mùsica

Lovely, aren’t they?

Stained glass around Barcelona

Pretty ladies – Palau de la Mùsica

You’ve probably seen photos of the very grand stained glass ceiling of the Palau de la Mùsica before. It never ceases to cause an impression, and I too could not resist a shot when I visited it a few years ago. Last but not least, the stunning effect of the beautiful rose window as seen from behind the statue of the virgin in the Santa Maria del Mar church.  My favourite of all the churches I have seen so far.

Have a great week, everyone!

Stained glass around Barcelona

Facing – Santa Maria del Mar

Texture

25 Apr
Cute Suite photographs textures in Barcelona

Rough – Plaça Àngels

Apart from all the fancy decorative elements that abound in Barcelona, I love the textures that you can find on its walls all over the city. They can be very inspiring. Here, heck for yourself…

Cute Suite photographs textures in Barcelona

Rough :: 2 – Carrer Minerva

Cute Suite photographs textures in Barcelona

Linear – Carrer Mas Yebra

Cute Suite photographs textures in Barcelona

70’s funky – Carrer Floridablanca

Cute Suite photographs textures in Barcelona

Sinuous – Carrer Floridablanca

Cute Suite photographs textures in Barcelona

Hieroglyphs? – Carrer Còdols

Which is your favourite?

Cute Suite photographs textures in Barcelona

3 in 1 – Carrer Minerva

Golden

22 Apr
There is gold to be found in Barcelona

Marbles- Plaça Sant Jaume

Happy Monday! It’s a new week, filled with golden opportunities…  or perhaps just the chance to spot golden details (like these from my archives) around Barcelona?

There is gold to be found in Barcelona

Sunrise – Carrer Nou de la Rambla

There is gold to be found in Barcelona

Flaky – Somewhere in Gracia

There is gold to be found in Barcelona

Fortuitous – Passeig de Gràcia

Have a good one, folks!

There is gold to be found in Barcelona

Golden brown – Tibidabo

Mirrored

18 Apr
Mirrored images on Barcelona buildings (and water)

Camouflaged – Carrer Roger de Llùria

Mirrored images on Barcelona buildings (and water)

Diffuse – Carrer Pietà

Mirrored images on Barcelona buildings (and water)

Perspective – Torre Mapfre

Mirrored images on Barcelona buildings (and water)

Double – Plaça del Bonsuccès

Mirrored images on Barcelona buildings (and water)

Hop scotch – Plaça Villa de Madrid

Mirrored images on Barcelona buildings (and water)

One – Carrer Elisabets

Mirrored images on Barcelona buildings (and water)

Watery – Port Vell

Blank canvas

8 Apr
Barcelona Cute Suite Macba Museum White

Foot steps

As Mondays tend to be a little tough on most of us, I thought we’d start the week with a blank canvas, with images from my archives taken at the MACBA, which is just around the corner from where I live…

Barcelona Cute Suite Macba Museum White

Corner

Barcelona Cute Suite Macba Museum White

Levels

Barcelona Cute Suite Macba Museum White

Sun light

Have a great week, everyone!

Barcelona Cute Suite Macba Museum White

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