Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Mural art and advertising in Barcelona

Murals seem to be very popular in Barcelona. Many shops protect their entrance and windows by metal rolling shutters when they are closed for business. Advertising graffiti has been added to these shutters. It is the first city we encounter who has this.

The snack bar where we had breakfast also used wall paintings for decorations. We found this very attractive. We saw an old mansion which received a complete new appearance by painting its full facade. Some shops even use murals in combination with product displays.

Murals of muur schilderwerken zijn zeer populair in Barcelona. Vele winkels beschermen hun ingang en ramen met metalen rolluiken na sluitingstijd. Graffiti reclameboodschappen worden op deze rolluiken gespoten. Barcelona is de eerste stad waar we zoiets zien. 

De snack bar waar we ons ontbijt nuttigden had muurschilderwerken als decoratie. We vonden dit heel aanlokkelijk. Een oud herenhuis kreeg een volledig nieuwe uitstraling door de gevel over te schilderen en sommige winkels gebruiken murals in combinatie met etalages om hun producten te verkopen.. 
 
Murals Barcelona

Murals Barcelona

Murals Barcelona

Murals Barcelona

Murals Barcelona

Murals Barcelona

Murals Barcelona

Murals Barcelona

Murals Barcelona

Murals Barcelona

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17 comments:

  1. I have a mural art walk tour when i was in Brussel... It's so easy, just need to follow the map.

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  2. I love your eye for art! Barcelona is great and interesting! Enjoy! Christa

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  3. I would just LOVE to go to Barcelona!!! And I guess now I AM going through you! How many more Barcelona posts will you do? I LOVE graffiti, if it is done well and no bad words or pictures. It can really brighten up a dead and ugly space while letting talented people show their work.

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  4. Deze rolluiken zien er mooi en vrolijk uit en een plezier om naar te kijken.
    Mooie reeks Filip!
    :0

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  5. all were neat and well done, but that last building is impressive!!!

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  6. Great examples of these, and especially loved the last one! So cool! There is lots of this art in Dallas and I always enjoy seeing this. How interesting Barcelona looks!

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  7. i just LOVE the idea of this, making an otherwise "dull" area, vibrant and colorful!!

    the last one is soooo amazing!!

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  8. what a great collection...great way to make a city more colourful+cheerful:-)))

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  9. prachtig! dat is wat anders dan die saai grijze rolluikens

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  10. Something very different then for a city, it looks ok.

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  11. Beautiful picture, unusual observations street paintings :) Regards

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  12. That sure makes the city look bright and alive. It is also a deterrent to would be grafitti vandals.

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  13. Een mooie reeks! Die graffiti is best leuk op de rolluiken, het fleurt de stad op.
    Mijnnikonenik

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  14. Nice and lovely. Just such a graffiti I like.
    And the last one is super.

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