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:

Barcelona shop shutters


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barcelona graffiti

shop shutters

Barcelona shop shutters

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



PS: check out the new Dilettante Artist post

Linking up with: A Compass RoseA Keane Sense of AdventureSara Sees


  1. Marea Dotz
    27 June 2015 / 3:04 pm

    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.

    • Tiina L
      29 June 2015 / 1:01 pm

      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.

  2. Anonymous
    27 June 2015 / 3:13 pm

    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.

    • Tiina L
      29 June 2015 / 1:03 pm

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

  3. Natalia Lialina
    28 June 2015 / 11:39 pm

    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. 🙂

    • Tiina L
      29 June 2015 / 1:04 pm

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

  4. Mrs C
    29 June 2015 / 11:41 am

    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

    • Tiina L
      29 June 2015 / 1:05 pm

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

  5. Jasmine Rabuñal Barrientos
    30 June 2015 / 5:31 am

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

    • Tiina L
      1 July 2015 / 9:33 am

      Thanks, Jasmine!

  6. Christine | A Keane Sense of Adventure
    1 July 2015 / 8:00 pm

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

    • Tiina L
      2 July 2015 / 8:28 am

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

  7. Anonymous
    4 July 2015 / 3:45 pm

    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

    • Tiina L
      4 July 2015 / 5:22 pm

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

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