Saturday, 27 June 2015

Barcelona Shop Shutters

Shop Shutters...

I'm fascinated by them. I have been photographing shop shutters for years, on my annual visits to Barcelona. And now I want to share a few of my most recent photos with you.

Why? Well, because after the shops close, certain areas in Barcelona turn into an open air, urban street art gallery.

And, as I believe that art should be experienced, not explained, I will not provide any commentary but let you see them for yourself:


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So, this is what I photograph when I travel, what about you?

Tiina
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14 comments

  1. Love your photographs. I'm with you. When i travel I take tons of photos of street art, murals and offbeat signs but have never come across such artistic shop shutters. Very cool.

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    1. Thanks! I always photograph odd things, too. I always think that much better photographers than me have already photographed all the 'attractions' and touristy stuff, and I can just get postcards for those.

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  2. I remember these! It's great to see your photos from Barcelona. When I was there my camera was terrible and I didn't get photos good enough to even save for the most part. I loved how the entire city changed when the shops alternated being open at different times of the day.

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    1. I love street art, and these shop shutters are just so brilliant, often very descriptive, too, as the paintings match the shop.

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  3. I'm often taken with whimsical street or shop signs. I photograph anything - street life, buildings, food, animals, people, art, nature, sky - whatever touches me for one reason or another. The girl in red glasses reminds me of your art. :)

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    1. Yes, street signs are great, too! I have a collection of photos of all sorts of signs...

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  4. Fantastic! I had the same fascination when I first went to Amsterdam back in the early 90s.. so many beautiful street art. The second last picture almost looks like you, Tiina

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    1. Thanks! Street art is so inspiring... I would certainly want to have the sunglasses the girl in the picture is wearing.

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  5. Amazing shutter art. Art is really everywhere. Have a wonderful time!

    Jasmine x

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  6. So cool... love street art like that! They totally give neighborhoods different personalities!

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    1. I find street art very inspiring, maybe that's why I take so many photos of it.

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  7. Love these! I love, love looking for street everywhere I go and it's always nice to see art that is hidden away and only comes out once the shops have closed :)
    ~ Marcella

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    1. Thanks! That's the kind of art that we can all relate to, isn't it?

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