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Happy Holidays!

21 Dec MACBA illuminated (2)
MACBA illuminated

What a sight!

Last Friday, as I was rushing to an appointment through the rain, I was blown away by what I saw at Plaça dels Àngels. I have no idea what occasion it was representing (I was in a rush, so didn’t stop to ask) but it is super festive so I think it’s perfect to wish you all Happy Holidays!

MACBA illuminated (1)

Castellers in white

I would’ve loved to stay and see what the castellers were going to get up to, all dressed in white and illuminated with black light…

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Custard, citrus and vanilla

23 Nov copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Custard columns – FGC Plaça Catalunya

There are days when certain colours remind me of food. Custard, citrus and vanilla, for example.

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Lemon curd sign – FGC Plaça Catalunya

Pineapple and lemon curd too… Does this happen to you?

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Blue tones

8 Nov copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Blocks of blue – Carrer Almogàvers

It’s so big in fashion right now – I wonder if the fashion world got its inspiration from all the blue tones that can be found around Barcelona?

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Boxed blues – Caixa Forum

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Blue everywhere – Carrer Badajoz

And there’s more!

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Bits of green

29 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Unripe oranges – Jardins Rubió i Lluch

Brrrrr! It’s cold in Barcelona all of a sudden (colder than I remember having experienced at this time in other years) so there is no doubt Autumn is here to stay! Nevertheless, there are still bits of green to be found around Barcelona, as you’ll see in these images…

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Unnatural green – Carrer Ripoll

I was delighted to spot the oranges last week, when I passed through the courtyard at Jardins de Rubió i Lluch on my way to the library, and I love the fake nature on the utility cabinet on Carrer Ripoll. All touches of green in a city are welcome, don’t you think?

These swirly elements of the sgraffito decoration on a building in Grácia, remind me of fresh salad leaves…

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10x green

8 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Dainty door – Carrer de la Mercé

Recently, I’ve been finding myself drawn to all things green, and in the process found 10x green from around Barcelona to share with you. Enjoy!

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Glazed tiles – Caixa Forum

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A touch of black

27 Apr copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

A black wall at Plaça de Sant Cugat

After I did my Black is Beautiful post last week, I started noticing all that is black around Barcelona, and compiling images to share with you. Here is a selection of what I found – enjoy these example of a touch of black!

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Black habit – a homage on Carrer Tantarantana

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Rusty was here…

17 Apr copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Ersame Janer

If you look carefully around Barcelona, you’ll be able to see evidence that Rusty was here… for he has left his mark on various buildings in many ways, but always in the marked colour scheme that is so obviously his. Here, let me show you…

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The blues

20 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Pontevedra

When you live by the Mediterranean, you cannot but help to delight in its sparkling colours, and people have been doing so for thousands of years. It’s only natural that such a love for the sea is reflected in the use of its colour  to decorate the surroundings of where people live, and Barcelona is no exception. I’ve been compiling images of blue for you and am sharing them with you today. Ready? Come on, let’s indulge in the blues!

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Multicolour

12 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer de l'Atlantida

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? I was outdoors a lot and could see signs of Spring everywhere, and that put me in a colourful mood, so I thought I’d share some splashes and dashes of colour with you in graffiti format today. Here goes: bring on multicolour!

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Green living

7 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plaça del Mar

After all those outdoors images from yesterday’s post, I thought it would be nice to continue with some green, this time, found around Barcelona. So here goes: green living!

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