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Strong lace

1 Mar
Barcelona Cute Suite Window grilles

Lace or iron?

Traditionally, dainty damsels and pretty ladies were kept behind bars in Spain. The bars of the windows of their homes, that is. Luckily for some, here in Barcelona, those bars resembled strong lace and so their beauty was enhanced even more. I leave you with some of these gorgeous and lace-like window grilles, made from either wrought or cast iron, and which can be found around Barcelona… enjoy!

For more examples of cast iron and wrought iron loveliness, you may like to check out this post or this one. Happy weekend, everyone!

Barcelona Cute Suite Window grilles

Swirly and signed

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Let’s kick some…

12 Nov copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Mae and her admirers – Carrer Pas de l’Ensenyaça

Happy Monday! Let’s kick some … this week, shall we? I’m in that kind of mood. Luckily, I have some images to go with that, images of blinds that were painted by Kenor and his pal Pez (you know, the one who does the grinning fishes). But these blinds are not just any old blinds, no! They belong to a shop on Carrer Ferran that specialises in all things  martial arts. Just the thing for me, right now…

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Blue garb vs black belt – Carrer Ferran

Pretty cool, aren’t they, these blinds? There’s more!

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Shutters and louvres

18 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Seeing green – Carrer Pere IV

Last Monday I went to the 22@ district to have a wander among the many buildings that have popped up over the past years, and discovered that several have been covered with shutters and louvres. Here they are, enjoy!

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Fruity bunch – Carrer Roc Boronat

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Tinted views

23 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Olive branches – Palau Mornau

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend, and that the outlook for the new week is a bright one. In case it isn’t all that great, here are some tinted views to cheer you up and add some colour to your life – enjoy!

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Watery hues – Carrer Pietà

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Gimme ventilation!

20 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Casting ventilation – Passatge de la Pau

Gimme ventilation! It has been very hot in Barcelona these past few days, and even in my home, where it’s usually cool, temperatures have risen considerably. It’s a time of the year when being able to ventilate one’s home is a blessing, and luckily for those of us in Ciutat Vella, most buildings were constructed to enable this. Even lobbies and stair wells have specific ventilation windows. I have gathered a selection for you, so you can see what I am referring to…

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Twins – Passatge de la Pau

Ventilation windows are mostly found above the entrance of any given building. Often they are part of the arch that is the doorway, and protected from unwanted entry by often beautiful cast or wrought iron grilles.

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Peek a boo

5 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Ginger bread house – Parc Güell

Peek a boo! I see you! Through my windows… and what do you see? Scroll on, and you’ll find out!

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Curls and swirls – Plaça del Bonsuccès

These were nice, weren’t they? The best is yet to come – after the page break – don’t miss them!

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Mirror mirror…

16 Apr copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Rambla de Catalunya

Mirror mirror… on the wall… what will this week bring to us all? Let’s hope it will bring us lots of good news and exciting projects! For now, a collection of mirrors and reflective surfaces. Enjoy!

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Wonderful windows

11 Jan copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Portal de l'Àngel

The eyes are the windows to the soul, and so (I think) windows offer a glimpse of the ‘soul’ of a building. As I am still in the process of soul-searching, I thought it appropriate to share some beautiful windows with you today. Here goes…

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2012!

2 Jan copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Bisbe Caçador

Happy Monday and Happy New Year! Did you have a nice time over the holidays? And did you reflect on how you want the new year to be? I was actually quite busy, and didn’t have the time to do so, so I thought we’d kick off the year with some reflective images, so we can ease into the week and into this newly arrived year (always exciting, to start a new year, don’t you think?)… enjoy!

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Xmas windows – my favourites

23 Dec copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Bot - Carrer d'en Bot 4

It’s unavoidable at this time of year – shops decorate their windows with baubles and glitter to create a festive atmosphere, and shops in Barcelona are no different. I haven’t seen very many Christmas windows that have blown my mind, or even that I was delighted and surprised by, but there were a few I liked, so I have selected a few of my favourites to show you. Here they are…

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