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Amy Winehouse in Barcelona IV

13th September 2017
Graffiti portrait of Amy Winehouse on Carrer Mozart during festes de Gràcia, 2017

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 another portrait of the singer, Amy Winehouse which appeared on Carrer Mozart in Vila de Gràcia during the Festes de Gràcia, 2017.

Context

The graffiti is on a door in Carrer de Mozart, Vila de Gràcia.

For more graffiti featuring Amy Winehouse go HERE, HERE and HERE

Enjoy discovering graffiti in Barcelona.

Celebrations

Festes de Gràcia, 2017 in Barcelona

17th August 2017
Diablos Plaça Revolució, Gràcia 2017

Festes de Gràcia, 2017 — and we're off! 

Day One:

8am: A group of eight of us assemble for coffee and pastries at La Corrala before setting off to Plaça de la Revolució de Septembre 1868 to catch the start of the parade which announces the start of the festes.

En route we caught a passing look of Carrer de Puigmarti. 

Carrer de Puigmarti  2017

Carrer de Puigmarti

8:38am: and the Trabucaires prepare to fire their very loud guns to launch the parade….

Trabucaires

And then…we were joined by…the Lord of the Flies himself…

Beelzeebub

Beelzebub

And, so to Plaça de la Vila — now transforned as The Little Prince square…

Plaça de la Vila during festes de Gràcia, 2017

Plaça de la Vila during festes de Gràcia, 2017

While the morning correfoc reached a climax…

Then off to explore the streets…

Plaça Rovira i Trias Gràcia 2017

Plaça Rovira i Trias

… picking up a few stragglers along the way. Now we were 10.

VW camper van in Carrer Providencia

VW camper van in Carrer Providencia

But, before Carrer Verdi we lost two fainthearts. We were again 8.

Carrer de Puigmarti

Carrer de Puigmarti

After visiting every decorated street we wended a way home via Carrer Perill…

Carrer de Perill

…and a bar on Bailén before getting home for a shower, lunch and a nap.

6pm: And, four of us strolled out again to watch the cercavila.

Mean looking hombres from outta town looking to party

And here comes the T-shirt man…

…and the Castellers…

Castellers on Travessera de Gràcia and Torrent de l'Olla

Castellers on Travessera de Gràcia and Torrent de l'Olla

11pm: And, so, after mazing and grazing around, and after choripans and empanadas at Plaça Joanic, the four of us ended up on Passeig Sant Joan to see A Contrablues and meet a few friends.

From the very first vibrato chords the band had all assembled in the palms of their sticky hands. A brilliant band who never fail to deliver. 

A Contrablues on Passeig de Sant Joan

A Contrablues on Passeig de Sant Joan

All in all a great day out in the 'hood.

Bones Festes!

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.

Go HERE for a portrait of Che’s comrade-in-arms, Fidel.

Enjoy discovering graffiti in Barcelona

Graffiti

Amelia Earhart in Barcelona

25th August 2015

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 the pioneering aviator (or, should that be aviatrix?), Amelia Earhart in Poble Sec.

Here’s a LINK to an interesting story about Earhart in The Guardian.

Amelia Earhart II in Poble Sec, Barcelona, August 2015 by Bill Sinclair

Enjoy discovering graffiti portraits in Barcelona

Graffiti

Amy Winehouse in Barcelona III

18th August 2015

Amy Winehouse III, Barcelona 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 another graffiti portrait of Amy Winehouse which appeared in Vila de Gràcia on Carrer Mozart during the Festes de Gràcia in August, 2015.

For more graffiti featuring Amy Winehouse go HERE, HERE and HERE.

Enjoy discovering graffiti portraits in Barcelona

Graffiti

Amy Winehouse in Barcelona II

30th April 2015

Amy-Winehouse-Barcelona-II-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 stencil portrait of Amy Winehouse on Carrer Francisco Giner in Vila de Gràcia, Barcelona, July, 2013

For more graffiti featuring Amy Winehouse go HERE, HERE and HERE

Enjoy Barcelona

Graffiti

Amy Winehouse Graffiti in Barcelona

2nd April 2015

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 Amy Winehouse on Carrer Mozart, Vila de Gràcia, Barcelona, 2011.

For more graffiti featuring Amy Winehouse go HERE, HERE and HERE

Enjoy discovering graffiti portraits in Barcelona