Tag Archives: Wrought iron

Ironing – snapping photos of iron beauties

30 May
Iron beauties around Barcelona

The gate – Passeig de Gràcia

Do you like ironing? I don’t mind, especially when it refers to snapping photos of iron beauties around Barcelona! ;) Here are some for you to enjoy…

Iron beauties around Barcelona

Lacy looks – Carrer Caputxes

Iron beauties around Barcelona

Gorgeous grille – Carrer Doctor Joaquim Pou

Iron beauties around Barcelona

Supporting – Passeig de Gràcia

Iron beauties around Barcelona

Lovely lid – Carrer Balmes

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Heavenly hinges

26 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Swirly – Ronda Universitat

Among the many embellishments on buildings in Barcelona in the time of the Modernisme movement, even doors received their generous dose, and heavenly hinges can be found on various beautiful doors around town.

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Expansive – Carrer Princesa

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Swirly :: 2 – Carrer Minerva

Ornate, swirly, dotted with studs and often depicting flowers or even dragons, these hinges were handmade by the smiths of the era.

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Goin’ sailing

31 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Ship ahoy! – Via Laietana

Goin’ sailing, folks! Well, maybe I’ll be doing some sailing, maybe not. (I didn’t have any ‘gone fishing’-related images to share with you, hence my spin on that phrase.) What I’ll definitely be doing, is taking a break from the blog for a bit. To rest, recharge my batteries and prepare for an exciting new season which will bring changes! Yes, just you wait and see…

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Multi-tasking – Carrer Roger de Llúria

But don’t fret, I’m not abandoning the blog entirely! I’ll check in every now and then, to see if you’ve left me any comments or messages, and if I spot something on my lazy days that I think you must also see, I’ll be sure to share it with you.

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Twinkle twinkle

30 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Sgraffito stars – Plaça de l’Acadèmia

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Have you been watching the Olympics? Discovered any new (sports) stars you like? I thought it would be appropriate to start the week looking at the stars, albeit stars of a different nature, so here goes: twinkle twinkle!

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It’s an oldie! – Carrer de la Pietat

Pretty, isn’t it, this star which was hewn into stone at the back side of Barcelona’s cathedral? Or what about this golden one (below), crowned and all? Brings to mind thoughts of Russian soldiers, or images from the Chinese Cultural Revolution…

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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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No water needed

29 Jun copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Flower house – Carrer de l’Or

These days we’ve been hit by a heatwave in Barcelona (and many parts of Europe, in fact) and it is quite a task to keep my plants and flowers from wilting. But by watering them often they seem to be holding up OK. No water needed for these flowers! You can see why…

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Far East flower – Carrer Lleona

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Pretty protection

18 Apr copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Eye spy on Pas de Sota Muralla

You know by now, dear readers, what gorgeous details Barcelona’s buildings have to offer, and I hope that you, like I, can’t get enough of them! Today, some images of balcony railings that offer pretty protection and grace the buildings they belong to – enjoy!

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Curls and swirls

21 Feb copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Passeig de Gràcia

Wrought iron things have been catching my attention lately (see the dragon head below, for example) and so I dug in my archives and got some more images of this wonderful art form to share with you. Today, we’re going to get a good taste of curls and swirls – enjoy!

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Signature pieces

2 Feb copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer del Carme

When walking around Barcelona, I love spotting signatures on buildings, be they on grilles, carved into the masonry, on pillars or blinds… here are a few examples – enjoy!

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Take a number

24 Jan copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Cera

My birthday is at the end of this week, and inevitably, numbers (as related to my age) are on my mind. As good an excuse as any, therefore, to share some numbers with you today, enjoy!

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