Walking around the back of the National Art Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona I found this ornate iron work above the door. I liked the crest with the two birds as well as the way that the sunlight was falling on it, highlighting the centre. My dad has a number of interesting photographs like this and they always seem to look much better in black and white. Iron work like this doesn’t have much colour anyway, but this processing works for me.
Until recently I had no idea what this small park near the harbour in Barcelona was called, just that it was a short walk from the end of La Rambla. These are the Jardins de Walter Benjamin and as you can see from the photograph above they feature a long wall of graffiti. What I liked is that the street art in this park wasn’t frowned upon. In some sections the wall had been divided up into panels and there was a group of young men happily painting away at the other end.
This is Banco Espanol de Credito on Placa de Catalunya in Barcelona. Otherwise known as Banesto, this Spanish credit bank is owned by Santander. I thought this building looked like a hotel when I originally captured the picture. The flowers in the foreground lead the eye nicely up to these very posh looking bank offices.
I can’t work out what this graffiti says. I know that the first letter is D and that there is a large mouse faced man with glasses looking a bit of a geek (hence my title). To me it doesn’t matter what it says, it really caught my eye as I wandered down this huge wall of graffiti or street art. If anyone has any information on what this says or who this character is I would love to read about it in the comments below. Could this possibly be a Spanish cartoon character that I don’t know about? This was taken in Barcelona back in 2008.