Barcelona

Festes de Gràcia and My Barnaversary!

Look closely, flowers made from umbrellas with colanders and tea cups
Look closely, flowers made from umbrellas with colanders and tea cups

I can’t believe that one year ago on August 17th I arrived in Barcelona! Time has flown by so quickly and I again get to enjoy the amazing Festa Major de Gràcia! Some of the decorations on the street are truly spectacular. This was one of my favorite street. Some of the designs are from found object, some recycled, and turned into amazing art work.

Plaça Vila de Gràcia or a Candy shop!
Plaça Vila de Gràcia or a Candy shop!
Candy braceletes!
Candy bracelets!
Castellers
Castellers

There was even a group of children and teen Castellers in the plaza around the corner from my apartment. I’m looking forward to seeing more as the festivities continue.

Really nicely made Dragon. It was literally made over night, I saw the progress.
Really nicely made Dragon. It was literally made over night, I saw the progress.
Angry birds. Not the most exciting street.
Angry birds. Not the most exciting street.
T-Rex! So well made!
T-Rex! So well made!
More of the candy shop
More of the candy shop
Very realistic cotton candy
Very realistic cotton candy
Hot air ballon street, my second favorite
Hot air ballon street, my second favorite
Amb paciencía
Amb paciencía
Thimble and buttons made out of tobacco cans
Thimble and buttons made out of tobacco cans
Nice use of a terrace
Nice use of a terrace

Spaniards do know how to throw a mean party! I’m most looking forward to the fire parade or Correfoc on Wednesday night. Let the party continue!

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