Tag Archives: Streets

Amsterdam signs

5 Jun
Amsterdam walls messages and signs

Occupational signs

Walking around in Amsterdam (as you do, and I certainly did) last weekend, I noticed a handful of signs that I thought worth sharing. Typical from the Golden Age are the signs depicting various occupations, and these are grouped together on the corner of the Amsterdam Museum. The other one, much more combative, if you will, I spotted just a few corners further up the road. Although the fact that it had been left discarded, leaning against the wall, might mean that the war against nature is truly over! ;)

Amsterdam walls messages and signs

The war is over

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Souvenirs

10 Sep copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Marnix Plein

Hello everyone! I’m back! Well, sort of… I’m still getting into the swing of things, but feeling more grounded now. To kick-start the ‘after-the-holidays season’, I thought I’d share some of my holiday souvenirs with you. (We all bring something home with us from our holidays don’t we?) Ready? Here we go!

I love cycling, and was drawn to the sign (above) indicating a bicycle parking. Simple but very effective, right? The profusion of flowers, painted on the side walks along Vijzelstraat and Weteringschans were another welcome surprise, and I just couldn’t resist bringing some home with me,in the form of a snapshot…

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Weteringschans

On the Herengracht I was suddenly reminded of one of my favourite street artists, C215

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Corner stories

29 Feb copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer de la Mercè

In a city as old and diverse as Barcelona, there are many nooks and crannies that could tell a story, but not only nooks and crannies have stories to tell, corners do too. Or at least, some corners get my imagination going and so I can imagine stories being told about such corners… here are a few corner stories – enjoy!

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Arches

6 Feb copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Egipciaques

Happy Monday! I hope you’ve been keeping warm over the weekend! Let’s start the week with some arches, shall we? I like them, because they seem to be a little mysterious, like you can’t be quite sure what will happen, once you’ve stepped through them… Here we go!

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Alleys and streets

14 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Notariat

It’s a rainy day today with heavy showers alternated with sunny spells and drizzle, so walking along Barcelona’s streets may not be ideal…

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Meet me on the corner…

29 Apr copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

 Pintor Fortuny – Doctor Dou

The weekend is here and the sun is shining again. So how about you meet me on the corner, and I take you for a walk through Barcelona? I’m going to show you that no corner is the same here…

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