BARCELONA ; ART

Barcelona is full of art, and when I say full I mean really full ! It is everywhere you see, old art and new art.

I think you need a life time of holidays to see all the art in Barcelona. But pictures say more than words, right , so here we go.

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LIFE STREET ART, PEOPLE LOOKING LIKE STATUES CAN BE SEEN ALL OVER BARCELONA

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THESE TWO WORKS I FOUND IN A FORGOTTEN CORNER ON THE STREET

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THIS PAINTING OF  A TREE WAS IN A VERY SMALL SHOP, I WAS AMAZED WHEN I SAW IT AND IT WAS REALLY HUGE, SOMETHING FOR A HOUSE WITH BIG BARE WALLS

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THIS IS THE WORK OF THE FAMOUS GAUDI, I HAVE DECIDED TO DO A WHOLE BLOGPOST ON GAUDI AS IT IS TOO MUCH TO INCLUDE THE WORK OF GAUDI IN THIS BLOGPOST ON ART

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WHAT A PITY SOMEONE SPOILED IT WITH GRAFITTI !

When we were unable to visit the Picasso museum we found the museum of contempory art nearby and what a pleasant surprise it was !!!!

The following pictures were all taken there.

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THESE STATUES WERE MADE OF COPPER BUT THEY LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE MADE OF WOOD

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE LIVE MODEL, THE CLAY MODEL AND THE END PRODUCT IN COPPER AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE ARTIST HIMSELF RICHARD MACDONALD.

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The following works are from many different artists but also in the museum of contempory art.

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ALL THE PHOTO’S YOU MAY THINK ARE PHOTO’S ARE IN FACT PAINTINGS !!!!!

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A CLOSE-UP OF THE BLACK AND WHITE PAINTING ABOVE

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PAINTING OF A SELFIE PICTURE

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This was just a small selection of the art we saw in just 3 days ! My next blogpost will be about Gaudi.

Have a great week all and thanks for stopping by ! And to all mums, HAPPY MOTHERSDAY !

 

 

 

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BARCELONA ; VIEWS

Last weekend was a long weekend for us so we headed off to Barcelona for a city trip. Little did we know the whole world had the same idea !!! We knew we wouldn’t be there alone but we never expected it would be so crowded. I had plans to see some things I really wanted to see, alas we had to change that but despite everything I enjoyed every minute of it. Barcelona is a wonderful city but you need to have good feet and a lot of patience as the cues to go see something interesting are loooooong !!!!

Enough said, I’ll show you some pictures of Barcelona in this blog post, the next blog post will be about the art exhibitions we went to and the third blog post will be about flowers and plants, cacti and succulents.

Many of the following pictures were taken from a riding bus so they are not always of good quality.

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YOU FIND PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE STATUES ALL OVER BARCELONA

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OLD BUILDINGS AND STATUES ARE EVERYWHERE YOU SEE

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THESE OLD BUILDINGS ARE ALL IN GOOD SHAPE AND CLEAN, DESPITE THE MANY TOURISTS BARCELONA IS A CLEAN CITY

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THIS MIRROR WAS ON THE CEILING IN A SHOP, THE FRAME WAS MADE OF SNAIL SHELLS

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THERE IS ART EVERYWHERE ON THE STREETS, MODERN ART AND OLD ART

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THIS LAMP WAS ON THE CEILING IN THE BREAKFAST ROOM OF OUR HOTEL

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THERE IS A HARBOUR FOR PLEASURE BOATS IN THE CITY CENTER

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MODERN BUILDINGS

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ELECTRIC CITY BIKES YOU CAN RENT ALL OVER THE CITY

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BARCELONA IS A GREEN CITY WITH LOTS OF TREE’S AND WINTERGREEN SHRUBS

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AND HERE SHE IS, THE SAGRADA FAMILIA,THEY ARE FOREVER WORKING ON IT………, IF YOU WANT TO VISIT THIS CHURCH INSIDE YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR MANY HOURS OR SLEEP ON A BENCH IN FRONT OF IT THE DAY BEFORE IN ORDER TO BE THE FIRST VISITOR IN THE MORNING….

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THERE ARE SOUVENIR AND FOOD STALLS NEAR EVERY INTERESTING PLACE YOU CAN VISIT

 

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A NARROW STREET IN THE OLD CITY CENTER

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THESE PEOPLE ARE GOING INTO THE FOOTBALL STADION OF BARCELONA, THERE WERE 120.000 VISITORS THAT NIGHT, THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN AROUND NOON, THEY WERE ALREADY ARRIVING FOR THE MATCH A 21.00 H !!

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STALLS NEAR THE FOOTBALL STADION

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This was just a small selection of the photo’s I took in Barcelona, feel free to ask questions if you have some, ok ?

Have a great week ! and thanks for stopping by !