Tag Archives: Green

Hillside views

28 Jan
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Steep street with stools

On a Carrer Margarit at the base of Montjuïc, there are some interesting hillside views. This part of the street is so steep, that dotted on its sidewalk are a bunch of metal stools, for people to take a seat and catch their breath, as they make their way up to the higher levels of this small mountain.

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Pretty in pink

One such stool stands in front of a house, all pretty in pink and covered in pale green sgraffito details plus ditto blinds, that is only two floors high.

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Green details

Swirly foliage and pretty flowers grace the walls of this lovely home and the door is daintily carved with ethereal shapes that merely hint at some kind of flowers. Its knocker, much more voluptuous, invites to tap tap and ask to be invited in to see what more beauty lies in store within the walls of this gracious house.

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Knock knock

If an invitation isn’t forthcoming, then we can only resign ourselves to enjoy whatever other hillside views this spot has to offer…

Not as pink perhaps, but certainly not too bad either, for in the distance lies a prize: the glorious Sagrada Familia with its turrets and cranes pointing up to the sky.

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In the distance…

Dear readers, I have a busy week ahead, with birthday celebrations and visits from family and friends. So I am going to have a mini holiday and enjoy myself and give my loved ones the attention they deserve. But not to worry! I’ll be back on Monday next week, and hope to delight you then with more Barcelona loveliness. Have a great week, everyone!


Bits of green

29 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

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…

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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…

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Mini gardens

27 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Putting wellies to good use – Carrer Cera

Another week behind us, and we are speeding into Summer with the Olympic Games kicking off tonight and hot weather for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Time to tend our plants, otherwise they will be parched. For those of us who live in cities that means the plants we have in our mini gardens. Lots of those here, in Barcelona! Here are just a few examples – enjoy!

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Lovely window box – Carrer Riera Alta

Ever seen plants in a frame?

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10x green

8 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Dainty door – Carrer de la Mercé

Recently, I’ve been finding myself drawn to all things green, and in the process found 10x green from around Barcelona to share with you. Enjoy!

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Glazed tiles – Caixa Forum

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Green living

7 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plaça del Mar

After all those outdoors images from yesterday’s post, I thought it would be nice to continue with some green, this time, found around Barcelona. So here goes: green living!

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A touch of green

11 Aug copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Pintor Fortuny

A dear friend of mine recently put in a request for the blog. She wanted to see some green, mostly because she was curious to see if the plants people keep in Barcelona are similar to those of her native country, Italy…

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