Tag Archives: Colours

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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2 gorgeous birds and 1 diamond

9 Nov copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Caravelle’s blinds

Funny how you can walk past things and not see them, and then suddenly ‘discover’ them, right? Well that happened to me, when I recently discovered 2 gorgeous birds and 1 diamond. Total stroke of luck. And having my eyes wide open, of course!

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Steve did a great job

The 2 gorgeous birds can be found on the blinds of Caravelle (when it isn’t open, naturally – so that means during the night and on Mondays) and were created by Steve Cross.

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Mercè moments (4)

28 Sep

The final mini post about Mercè moments includes images from the multimedia show on Plaça de Sant Jaume, which this year had a large part dedicated to a younger audience, as well as a touristy slant. But it was still enjoyable, so I thought I’d share some images with you. Enjoy!

If you want to see the whole light show, check this YouTube link.

(click on any photo to enlarge)

C215 beauties

28 Sep copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Sepúlveda

C215 has become one of my favourite stencil artists, and with good reason! His use of colour is superb, and his subject matter confronting in a gentle way. Coinciding with the ‘unveiling’ of a commission in Tudela, I thought it might be nice to share a few of C215 beauties from around Barcelona with you. Enjoy!

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Carrer Argenter

There’s more…

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Mercè moments (3)

27 Sep

A third mini post with Mercè moments for you show images I shot at La Sagrada Familia, where Moment Factory, a company from Montreal, dazzled onlookers with a beautiful multimedia show as an ode to life.

 

Tinted views

23 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Olive branches – Palau Mornau

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend, and that the outlook for the new week is a bright one. In case it isn’t all that great, here are some tinted views to cheer you up and add some colour to your life – enjoy!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Watery hues – Carrer Pietà

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Alice in graffiti land

27 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Doctor Dou

If you liked last Thursday’s post about C215, I think you’ll like this one too. For about one year now, I’ve been seeing graffiti by the Italian artist Alice Pasquini, who signs as AliCè. An illustrator, set designer and painter, she is based in Rome, but I get the impression she may be living in Barcelona at present (or maybe on and off) for new work pops up frequently in my neighborhood. Fancy getting to see a bit of Alice in graffiti land?

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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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Coloured lights

2 Dec copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Montalgre

In past years, by now, Christmas lighting on the streets would be shining bright each evening to put us all in a festive mood. But this year they have not yet been lit, no doubt as a measure of austerity. Meanwhile, I have spotted other lights that I have found appealing, and they are quite colourful. Here, let me show you…

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