"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.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Graffiti of Barcelona part 1

The day we stopped at Barcelona on our Holland America Eurodam cruise from Rome to Rome was May Day, the 1st of May. At the time, it seemed like a stroke of bad luck as most everything was closed. No banks, no department stores ... many restaurants were closed. Hotels were open and everybody that lives in Barcelona was out walking, which made for some very crowded streets. But the one stroke of luck was that I could get day time photos of all the graffiti on the roll down doors of the establishments. I bet that only happens once in a while.

The graffiti on these doors in really impressive, as you can see. Enjoy a walk in the Barri Gothic!

No business is really immune, but for me, the more times I go to Barcelona (count it, 4 times now and another trip in the works) - the more I have grown to love the graffiti and consider it part of Barcelona's charm.


  1. Who knew as normally the rolldown shutters are up?

  2. It was May Day, the first of May. It was so weird to see everything closed, even El Corte Ingles.

    1. Seems like I am destined to see Barcelona only with everythng closed. Once again we arrived on Easter Sunday. Nothing open on Sunday or Monday.