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Squares + circles

13 May
Squares + circles in Barcelona's decorative elements

Plaça del Mar

Happy Monday! Every week is  like a new game on a board, where Mondays are square one, and we hop from one space on the board to the next, squares + circles, until we arrive at Sunday… This thought came to me while I spotted these decorative elements on several of Barcelona’s buildings, so I thought I’d share them with you today.

Squares + circles in Barcelona's decorative elements

Plaça del Mar

Can you imagine playing hop-scotch on the walls of this building in the Born? Or moving checker pieces on the doors of the Santa Maria del mar?

Squares + circles in Barcelona's decorative elements

Santa Maria del Mar

Squares + circles in Barcelona's decorative elements

Plaça Sant Miquel

The squares + circles on the City Hall building on Plaça de Sant Miquel would make for a wonderful playground to hop from one square to the next, or throw balls into the circles, don’t you think? How about we make this week into a game? It sounds more fun that way, doesn’t it? In any case, and whether you are game or not, have a wonderful week, everyone!

Squares + circles in Barcelona's decorative elements

Plaça Sant Miquel

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Concrete mix

11 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Macba

With most of my posts being about details of Barcelona’s glorious past, you may start to believe, that I am not so keen on the more modern stuff, and that is actually not the case. I love modern art, architecture and design! So for today, a post on buildings that are from the second half of the 20th Century, and even one which was finished late last year…

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A concrete garden

7 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Tunnel vision

Happy Friday! I hope your week hasn’t been too stressful, but in case you need a bit of calm, how about I take you to a hidden garden in Barcelona’s Eixample?

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