Thursday, May 04, 2023

Seen Around Town

Here are some details seen around Barcelona, Spain.

The door handle to V BCN, a home decor store in Barcelona's Eixample district.  

A Wallace Fountain at the intersection of Gran Via del les Corts Catalanes and Passeig de Gràcia.  One of the four caryatids (the female figure on the fountain) is affectionately named Vera.
Looking down Ronda de la Universitat, a major street in the Eixample district.
Another door handle at V BCN home decor store.
A security gate on a retail store.
The sidewalk of Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona. This sidewalk, from Plaça de Catalunya to Jardinets de Gràcia, are paved with these hexagonal baldosas (tiles) designed by legendary Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí. They were originally designed for Casa Batlló but ultimately used in Gaudí’s Casa Milà. I bought a beautiful souvenir tile in the original blue-green color at the Casa Milà gift-shop.
A detail on the Font de Santa Ana, Barcelona's oldest fountain, built in 1356.  This fountain can be found on Carrer de la Cucurulla in the Ciutat Vella (Old City)
A shop in Ciutat Vella called El Ingenio.  Under the name of the shop, it lists the following items: Festive Items.  Mannequins.  Giants.  Big heads.  Jokes. 
A door bolt in the Ciutat Vella.
An architectural detail on a building.
The top of the Monumento a Colón (Monument to Columbus - Christopher Columbus), which is located at the lower end of La Rambla, near Port Vell. It was constructed for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888) in honor of Columbus' first voyage to the Americas.

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2022: Sorry, no post on this day.
2021: Sorry, no post on this day.
2020: Sorry, no post on this day.
2019: Sunset Lights
2018: Family Heirlooms
You Can Put A Saddle On These Things
2016: SASsy But Comfortable
2015: ¡Holy Guacamole!
2014: Twisted Sifter Sifted My Photo From The Web
2013: Mine Is Easy To Spot
2012: Oh, For The Love Of Food
2011: Blintzes On Broadway
2010: Watt A Work Of Art – Part One
2009: Salena Javier Barcelona
2008: Road To Bangor
2007: Horton Hatches A Plaza
2006: Crack Whores For Everyone!
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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