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The market is open

1 Oct

Barcelona's beautiful Mercat del Born finally reopened Barcelona's beautiful Mercat del Born finally reopened Barcelona's beautiful Mercat del Born finally reopened Barcelona's beautiful Mercat del Born finally reopened Barcelona's beautiful Mercat del Born finally reopened Barcelona's beautiful Mercat del Born finally reopened Barcelona's beautiful Mercat del Born finally reopened

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

Gimme ventilation!

20 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Casting ventilation – Passatge de la Pau

Gimme ventilation! It has been very hot in Barcelona these past few days, and even in my home, where it’s usually cool, temperatures have risen considerably. It’s a time of the year when being able to ventilate one’s home is a blessing, and luckily for those of us in Ciutat Vella, most buildings were constructed to enable this. Even lobbies and stair wells have specific ventilation windows. I have gathered a selection for you, so you can see what I am referring to…

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Twins – Passatge de la Pau

Ventilation windows are mostly found above the entrance of any given building. Often they are part of the arch that is the doorway, and protected from unwanted entry by often beautiful cast or wrought iron grilles.

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Knock knock!

1 Jun copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Hand knocking – Carrer del Carme

Knock knock! The weekend is here, so let’s ring it in with some door knockers from around Barcelona…

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Earring? – Carrer Parlament

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Pretty protection

18 Apr copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Eye spy on Pas de Sota Muralla

You know by now, dear readers, what gorgeous details Barcelona’s buildings have to offer, and I hope that you, like I, can’t get enough of them! Today, some images of balcony railings that offer pretty protection and grace the buildings they belong to – enjoy!

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Signature pieces

2 Feb copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer del Carme

When walking around Barcelona, I love spotting signatures on buildings, be they on grilles, carved into the masonry, on pillars or blinds… here are a few examples – enjoy!

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Castings

19 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer del Carme

After yesterday’s walk on iron lids, for today I have more iron items in store…

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