Thursday, January 28
Tuesday, January 26
The Cascade Fountain, A Jewel of Catalan Art by Josep Fontser
It is an authentic luxury to walk in Parc de la Ciutadella, contemplating the old pavilions, the museums, the statues, the zoo, the lake or the greenhouse. It is a privilege not only for art enthusiasts but to any citizen who enters this magical place, to have such treasures within their reach. We tend to ignore the obvious though. I think we learn to better appreciate our artistic patrimony when we visit one of those monotonous industrialized cities built on glass and steel where art is just a ridicule pastiche in the nearest mall and we remember what we left at home. Of course Barcelona does not have exclusive rights to consider itself as the mecca of art but we do have a thing or two to congratulate upon. Besides the obvious landmarks in the city, and if I had to vote, this fountain, the Cascade by Josep Fontser, would be in my top ten. On previous posts we saw a detail of Aurora's Chariot and of one of the fountain Griffins.
Sunday, January 24
Art Nouveau Flower Motif on Old Modernist Pharmacy Façade
To welcome the new week I would like to share with you this beautiful flower motif found on the façade of an antique modernist pharmacy and laboratory once featured in this blog and located if I remember well, on the corner of carrer Bruc and Ausiàs March. One of those small details scattered here and there in the city and that you won't find unless you take a walk out of the usual touristic route.
Thursday, January 21
Police Chase, La Ribera Quarter. Is Barcelona Less Safe?
Wednesday, January 20
Bike Tours in Barcelona Waterfront
Sunday, January 17
Francesc de Paula Rius i Taulet by Manuel Fuxa and Pere Falques
Friday, January 15
David and Goliath Sculpture by Antoni Llena
Labels: barcelona sculptures
Thursday, January 14
Barcelona Trees, Our City Lungs: Green Awareness, Health and Other Musings
Wednesday, January 13
Under The Arc de Triomf
Tuesday, January 12
XIX Century Summer House, Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona