Happy Friday, everyone! The weekend is here, and I am in the mood for some fun. So how about I leave you with some blinds with personality? Some show cartoon characters, while others feature those well-known from real life or fiction…
Carrer Junta de Comerç
Carrer Martinez de la Rosa
… and some are just made up for the occasion. In any case, I hope you like them! Have a great weekend!
The new courtyard
While in Amsterdam last week, I made it a point to revisit the recently reopened Rijksmuseum and have a look at the collections as well as the way the building has been refurbished. I was not disappointed. Here are some details I wanted to share with you: museum snaps. Enjoy!
Ladies in the window
The Night Watch
Carrer Martínez de la Rosa
Vroom vroom! Are you ready for a new week? I am, and yes, I’m back! Have a good one everyone!
Carrer Doctor Dou
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!
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.
A tooting horn and a drink on ice – Carrer de la Mercé
From dusty blinds and a rusty door, I bring you music for your eyes. Drink it in and let is soothe your soul while you imagine the tunes to go with the images…
Soulful recordings – Carrer d’Ataulf
Is it working? If not quite yet, there’s more…
Martians and mountains – Carrer Perill
Murals and such are not very abundant in Barcelona, but I have managed to find a few for you. In Gràcia, a facility owned by the council sports a delightful mural that depicts martians and mountains…
Multicultural – Carrer Sant Pacià
By now you know how very richly decorated Barcelona’s old buildings can be (and often are), but I hadn’t shown you any that have been painted for best effect. About time, don’t you think? OK, well here are a few which I hope will tickle your fancy…
Avinguda Francesc Cambò
… some are trompe l’oeil (above), some appear to tell a story, like the one on Carrer Flassaders, and yet others were painted purely for decorative reasons.
Carrer Ersame Janer
If you look carefully around Barcelona, you’ll be able to see evidence that Rusty was here… for he has left his mark on various buildings in many ways, but always in the marked colour scheme that is so obviously his. Here, let me show you…
Carrer Canvis Nous
That the humble blind can be a thing of beauty is a fact, here in Barcelona, and today I am going to show you a few examples of blind beauty.