Walking Barcelona: Window Dressing Edition

I recently spent 10 days in Barcelona and it was a revelation.

A joyous and fascinating walking experience, no matter what direction you chose.

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The city’s eye-grabbing style is evident from the moment you land.

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(Desigual’s model is Chantelle Winnie, who despite having the skin condition vitiligo, is an international “runway queen.”)

As someone who normally disdains window shopping–I discovered I enjoyed window stopping.

Look at a sample of the windows of Barcelona.

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This lady is, as the artist describes, “covered by hand by 30,000 red Swarovski crystels wearing a dress wove of silk and roses.”

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To paraphase that old song, how much is that ham hock in the window?

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And of course, Barcelona believes in desert.

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Where’s their flan, there’s chocolate (these edible sculptures are a tradition in Barcelona, where graduation moves parents to go sweet on their kids.)

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This struck me as a window into my wife’s dream.

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Maybe time to stop.

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Next Barcelona walk: Statues and Street Art

 

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4 comments

  1. April Moore · May 10, 2015

    Mmmm. I’ve heard a lot over the years about what a special place is Barcelona. But your photos, Ira, made me really FEEL the city’s specialness. Thanks.

  2. simpletravelourway · May 11, 2015

    Hey, we recognize a few of those windows! Thanks for taking us back for a revisit.

  3. dclivejazz · May 22, 2015

    This a very good set of photos. Great eye for interesting subjects. Thanks. From: iShorr To: dclivejazz@yahoo.com Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2015 12:55 PM Subject: [New post] Walking Barcelona: Window Dressing Edition #yiv2497279310 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2497279310 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2497279310 a.yiv2497279310primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2497279310 a.yiv2497279310primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2497279310 a.yiv2497279310primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2497279310 a.yiv2497279310primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2497279310 WordPress.com | iShorr posted: “I recently spent 10 days in Barcelona and it was a revelation.A joyous and fascinating walking experience, no matter what direction you chose.The city’s eye-grabbing style is evident from the moment you land.(Desigual’s model is Chante” | |

    • iShorr · May 23, 2015

      Thanks–appreciate the feedback!

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