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.
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!
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…
Rough :: 2 – Carrer Minerva
Linear – Carrer Mas Yebra
70’s funky – Carrer Floridablanca
Sinuous – Carrer Floridablanca
Hieroglyphs? – Carrer Còdols
Which is your favourite?
3 in 1 – Carrer Minerva
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…
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…
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!
Fruity bunch – Carrer Roc Boronat
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!
Fairy tale house – Parc Güell
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…
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…
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.