Tag Archives: El Raval

The succulent post I’d promised…

24 Sep copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Rambla del Raval 43

Last week I promised you a succulent post, and here it is! A little later than usual – but it is a public holiday today, so sleeping in is allowed, right? Anyway, today we’re going to get some delicious food at a new star on the restaurant firmament in el Raval:  Suculent.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Take away crisps

Located on Rambla del Raval, Suculent has a terrace on its doorstep, and also on the central part of the rambla, as well as a take-away window from which they sell delicious crisps, spiced, herbed up, and fried to perfection. But there’s more, much more, so let’s go inside…

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One wall

24 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Interesting face

There is one wall in El Raval which is continually covered from top to bottom in graffiti, and has been for many years and layers. You can find it under the archway as you enter Carrer Picalquers from Carrer Riera Baixa, and today I am sharing what was there one day, not long ago, when I had my camara on me. You will find paste-ups, stencilled and hand-sprayed or painted graffiti, some of it interesting, some strange, others spooky or barely there, and some cute or cheeky… Enjoy!

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Strange man

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New!

23 Jan copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Angles and lines

Happy Monday! A new week, new projects on the go and a new building that I recently spotted in the neighborhood (at the lower part of the Raval, on Carrer del Portal de Santa Madrona). I have no idea what its use is going to be, but I like its playful lines and jutting out corners, so I thought I’d share it with you.  Here goes…

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La Botigueta del Raval

2 Aug copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Cera 7

In a part of El Raval where everyone knows everyone and tourists do not often venture, a very cute shop has recently opened its doors. Fancy joining me for a visit? Ok, come with me!

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What’s in a number?

28 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Flanking

Hi! Today’s post is all about numbers. The numbers on buildings around town. So useful, yet I think we often we overlook their beauty, so I thought it would be nice to put them in the spotlight for a bit… enjoy!

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A courtyard study

25 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Stark exterior

Hello, I am back! Sorry for my absence – my internet (which had already been patchy lately) went on the brink and so I was unable to post anything for a couple of days. But, although I enjoyed the time off, I’m glad to be back! Today I have a lovely courtyard to show you – hope you like it!

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Square living

24 Jun copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Acacia trees

After the madness of last night’s Nit de Sant Joan  festivities (Summer solstice celebrations with bonfires and lots and lots of fire crackers into the wee hours) it’s a good thing today is a public holiday. So let’s take it easy and chillax for a bit on one of the best squares in Barcelona.

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Flower power

22 Jun Copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
Copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Ramalleres

Hi! How is the week treating you so far?After the architecture of the past days, I thought I would treat you to some floral beauties today. (How does that sound?) You’d be surprised at the amount of flowers that grace Barcelona’s streets at this time of year!

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Windows

14 Jun copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Passeig de Gràcia

If eyes are the way to peer into someone’s soul, then surely windows are the way to peek into the soul of a building. Whether that may be true or not, there is a wealth of different windows to be found in Barcelona.

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Santa Rita

27 Apr copy right: Lisette van de Graaf
copy right: Lisette van de Graaf

A whole lotta heart

For some time now I have wanted to let you in on a little ‘secret’. It’s one of my favourite shops, and lucky me, it’s just around the corner from the Cute Suite!

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