Tag Archives: Buildings

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

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

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

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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Shutters and louvres

18 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Seeing green – Carrer Pere IV

Last Monday I went to the 22@ district to have a wander among the many buildings that have popped up over the past years, and discovered that several have been covered with shutters and louvres. Here they are, enjoy!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Fruity bunch – Carrer Roc Boronat

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Fancy façades

11 Jun copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Circles and arches – Plaça Margarida Xirgu

Happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? I thought we’d kick off the week in style, with some fancy façades, so here goes, enjoy!

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Fairy tale house – Parc Güell

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Different sides

10 Jan copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Balconies

Sometimes, iconic buildings get photographed from one side only, and so appears to be the case with the MACBA in Barcelona. We are all familiar with this white structure at the top of Plaça dels Àngels, with its glass front and curvy protrusion on the right side. But what does it look like at the back? Or on the side? Allow me to show you…

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Number 26

9 Jan copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Ground floor

Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend, and are ready to start a new week. I’m kicking off the week with some surprise art at Number 26. Here goes…

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Crowning glory

4 Jan copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plaça de Sant Jaume

The weather is glorious (if a little on the chilly side) in Barcelona at the moment, so it’s perfect for long walks around the city, to take in all its beauty. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to look up – the top end of buildings are often lavishly decorated or have a surprise in store for the beholder – a little or large detail that serves as its crowning glory.

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