"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Almost Gargoyles, Jesus and a Street Cleaner

at Barcelona 

Guess it is a bit of a stretch to think of these guys as almost gargoyles. Obviously they are not, but I do love the little guys on each side, maybe cherubs!

Street grate in the Barri Gothic at Barcelona

I photographed this street grate on my walk in the Barri Gothic, somewhere between La Rambla and Jaume I. I am attempting to translate from Spanish, even though the words are in Catalan. Basically, it means "in recognition of all that served the city and dated 1993," and it shows the symbols for all the different trades. I wish we could have those here in Cozumel. I just love this grate. 

Jesus from the Cathedral at Barcelona

I believe I took this photo at the Cathedral as I meandered through the old streets of the Barri Gothic. Being May Day, all that was open was hotels, a few restaurants and the Churches. I love the way the light hits the lit candles on each side of Jesus.

Street cleaner at Barcelona

The sun shown brightly once leaving the Cathedral. I photographed some street cleaners on a side street off La Rambla. Many of the street cleaners are women.