Photo Story: Marvellous Graffiti in Barcelona

Summer’s a short-lived phenomenon in Europe and as much as I loved sitting under the sun back in Delhi, I have to admit that I dislike the piercing Sun here. I mean it is better that grey, cloudy and dull sky, but still. The point is that winters are finally here. So, just to get a taste of whatever was left of summer, we went to Barcelona.

Whatever be said in praise of this lovely, lively city is less. The people are always willing to help. They stop by when confused travellers like us want a little help. They try and speak and help to whatever extent they can. Though if you’re along the playa you may bump into  thankless drunk men who want a cigarette or two!

Anyway. Our apartment was 5 minutes walk from Plaça d’Espanya and when you get off that street to carrer de la Creu Coberta and walk towards the square you will be able to see these hard to miss overwhelming graffiti. Here’s what I saw.

Grafitti at carrer de la Creu Coberta

Grafitti at carrer de la Creu Coberta

Grafitti at carrer de la Creu Coberta

Grafitti at carrer de la Creu Coberta Barcelona

Grafitti at carrer de la Creu Coberta, Barcelona

Women Grafitti at carrer de la Creu Coberta

Next to these graffitti was a makeshift shopping tourism office that was set up. The lady there told me that in just about 2 months time these walls will be bulldozed to make way for a street. This means the next time [in 2026 (how wishful!) to finally see the completed Sagrada Familia!] that I go to this city I will not be able to see this extremely colourful piece of art!

 

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