19 Mar 2011

The Rain in Spain...

...occurs mainly when I visit. We're back from a few days in Barcelona which consisted of visiting great art and architecture, eating well and getting rather wet!


We visited several Gaudi sights and found that they've finished the interior of La Sagrada Familia since I last visited. I loved the stained glass.

La Sagrada Familia Stanied Glass

My favourite part was wandering the streets of the Barri Gotic which are a pedestrianised labyrinth of lanes and squares . You can't go more than a few shops before coming across another colourful branch of Desigual or Custo Barcelona.

Lots of shops of wonderful had window displays - here's a few of my favourites.

A hardware shop:
Scissors Window Display

A plumber's / electrician's:
Window Display

Window Display

Gaudi-esque Coke in a cafe window:
Gaudi Coke

Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of the shop window of a curtain shop which had made a large scale catenery model like Gaudi's and used it to showcase their tassels.

As a handmade souvenir, I bought MrMango an apron for his upcoming birthday upcycled from a vinyl banner from Vaho. They specialise in funky 'Trashion' bags.

Having had so much inspiration, I now need to get down to some making!

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