Tag Archives: Port Vell

Shimmering our way into the weekend

17 May
Shimmer and shine on Barcelona buildings and structures

Avinguda Diagonal

It’s the weekend, and after a couple of days of cooler temperatures and lots of rain, the sun is out, so it is time to shimmer our way into the weekend.

Shimmer and shine on Barcelona buildings and structures

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes

Just look around you, and you’ll find buildings and structures doing just that around Barcelona. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Shimmer and shine on Barcelona buildings and structures

Port Olìmpic

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The beach or bust!

3 May
To the beach or bust - images of life at or near the beach in Barcelona

Cable car tower at WTC

Happy Friday! It looks like the weather gods are favourable this weekend, so I say: the beach or bust! Let’s soak up some sun and get some colour on our cheeks! Along the way, you might run into any of the sights I’ve rounded up for you today…

To the beach or bust - images of life at or near the beach in Barcelona

Canoes in Port Vell

To the beach or bust - images of life at or near the beach in Barcelona

Graffiti on the rocks at W Hotel

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Good luck finding a spot on the beach! ;)

To the beach or bust - images of life at or near the beach in Barcelona

Life’s a beach at Bogatell

Good morning!

20 Jan copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Sun rising

Good morning! Did you put your comfy shoes on? Are you ready to plaster a wide smile onto your face? Good! Let’s kick off the weekend with a stroll from the beach and head into town…

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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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Back on track…

30 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Museu d'Historia de Catalunya

Hello! Did you miss me? Sorry I didn’t post on all of my usual days last week! The death of an old friend and some events here, in Barcelona, that disturbed me deeply, threw me off track and made me feel so distraught that I found myself incapable of posting anything… But I am back on track, thanks to a visit that I am going to share with you today.

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It’s time…

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

Port Vell

Yes, it’s time! The temperatures are soaring and the sun is getting too hot to walk in, so it’s time to head to the beach!

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Tuesday tidbits

5 Apr Letter box
Corner shell

Corner stone

One of the things that delight me about Barcelona, is the many details on buildings.  Be they artful or quirky, old or new, permanent or temporary, they usually catch me by surprise,  and often inspire me.

This series is from shots I took last weekend, when I went to the beach.  I wandered around in the old wharf area of the Port Vell (the old port), and discovered some beautiful tidbits…

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