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Bryan Cranston in Gràcia in Barcelona

12th January 2017
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One of the many wonderful things about exploring Barcelona is happening across curious portraits of well-known, and not so well-known, people in unexpected places.

Here's a portrait of the actor, Bryan Cranston as Walter White — AKA Heisenberg — from the TV series, Breaking Bad, on Carrer de Rabassa in Gràcia.

Context

The graffiti is on a private garage door.​

Walter White AKA Bryan Cranston, Gràcia, Barcelona by Bill sinclair

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Graffiti

Love is Everywhere in Barcelona

2nd August 2016
Love Everywhere graffiti, Barcelona, Bill Sinclair

One of the many wonderful things about exploring Barcelona is happening across curious images in unexpected places.

Here's a graffiti I came across on Carrer del Perill, a few metres from Nou Can Codina and directly opposite Restaurant Gut.

I really like it. Makes me smile.

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Graffiti

Betty Grable in Poble Sec, Barcelona

3rd May 2016

Graffiti stencil portrait of Rita Hayworth in Barcelona

One of the many wonderful things about exploring Barcelona is happening across curious portraits of well-known, and not so well-known, people in unexpected places.

Here’s a portrait of Hollywood star, Betty Grable. Thanks to O.P. [see comments]. I had previously erroneously attributed the portrait to Rita Hayworth.

Came across it on Carrer Lleida, just off Avinguda Paral·el, not so very far from Albert Adrià’s restaurant, Pakta.

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Graffiti

DALÍ & Picasso in Ciutat Vella, in Barcelona

26th January 2016
Graffiti portrait of Picasso & Dalí in Ciutat Vella

Graffiti portrait of Picasso & Dalí in Ciutat Vella

 

One of the many wonderful things about exploring Barcelona is happening across curious portraits of well-known, and not so well-known, people in unexpected places.

Here’s a graffiti portrait of Picasso and Dalí, almost like Siamese twins joined at head and shoulder, in Barri Gòtic, Ciutat Vella.

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Graffiti

Fidel Castro in Barcelona

19th January 2016
Graffiti stencil portrait of Fidel Castro on Carrer Verdi, Gràcia.

Graffiti stencil portrait of Fidel Castro on Carrer Verdi, Gràcia.

One of the many wonderful things about exploring Barcelona is happening across curious portraits of well-known, and not so well-known, people in unexpected places.

Here’s a graffiti portrait of Fidel Castro in Gràcia.

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Sculpture

Submarine in Barcelona

15th September 2015
Ictineo by Subirachs, Barcelona

One of the many wonderful things about exploring Barcelona is happening across curious sculptures in unexpected places.

Here’s a sculpture of a submarine by Josep Maria Subirachs at the junction of Avinguda Diagonal/Carrer Provença and Carrer de Girona.

The sculpture commemorates Narcís Monturiol’s invention of the first submarine, Ictineo II, powered by an engine.

Here’s a detail of the underside:

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The Inventor

Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol (b. 1819 — d. 1895) was a curious character, in all senses of the term. He was a Utopian communist and a friend of Ildefons Cerdà, the engineer who designed the Eixample.

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The Artist

Josep Subirachs, who died last year, is the same artist responsible for the Passion Facade on the Sagrada Familia, and the large sculpture of inverted steps (Monument to President Macià) installed in Plaça Catalunya.

The nearby bar-restaurant, Morryssom, has a few prints by Subirachs in the downstairs bar.

Here’s a detail from the base of the sculpture:

Ictineo, Subirachs

 

LINKS:

Here’s a Wikipedia page in English about Ictineo II, the submarine featured above: HERE.

Here’s a Wikipedia page in English about Narcís Monturiol: HERE.

Here’s a Wikipedia page in English about Josep Maria Subirachs: HERE.

Here’s my Spotted by Locals write-up about Morryssom: HERE.

And, here’s a link to an interesting feature about submarines in Barcelona: HERE.

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Sculpture

The Pigeon Girl in Plaça del Diamant, Barcelona

8th September 2015

One of the many wonderful things about exploring Barcelona is happening across curious sculptures in unexpected places.

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Here is a sculpture by Xavier Medina Campeny, a representation of La Colometa (the Pigeon Girl), or Natalia, the main protagonist of Mercè Rodoreda’s novel, In Diamond Square (previously published as In the Time of the Doves).

This powerful, human-sized sculpture is situated in Plaça del Diamant, Gràcia.

Here’s a detail of the pigeons:

Pigeon Girl Sculpture, Plaça Diamant, Barcelona, Bill Sinclair.3

Here’s a photo showing something of the context taken from the terraza outside Café Diamant:

Plaça del Diamant, Gràcia, Barcelona, from Café Diamant

LINKS:

Here’s my write-up at Spotted by Locals: HERE.

Enjoy discovering sculpture in Barcelona.

 

 

Graffiti

Che Guevara in Barcelona

1st September 2015

Che Guevara in Gràcia, 2015 by Bill Sinclair

One of the many wonderful things about exploring Barcelona is happening across curious portraits of well-known, and not so well-known, people in unexpected places.

Here’s a graffiti portrait of Che Guevara in Gràcia.

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