July 10, 2011

Poble Sec

Today I take you on a walk through Poble Sec, one of my favourite neighbourhoods located at the feet of Montjuïc. It grew as a residential and industrial area at the end of the 19th century, outside the town walls.
No idea why it's called "sec" though, which means dry.

Where it touches the Paral.lel it has the traits of a small Eixample. But if you go up the streets, beyond the Passeig de l'Exposició, the streets are deserted and the houses look like in a village, tiny, with their gardens and old trees.

I love to discover these little corners where the city remains untouched. They sometimes cure me from the feeling that Barcelona has lost so much of its loveliness in the last years, at least for a while.

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· I like these.

· These are two perfect summer images to me.

· I really want to go for a dip in the sea (I know, it shouldn't be so difficult with the beach right around the corner), mainly because I have a new bathing suit (by surprise; my mother bought it for herself but it didn't fit her).

· A great looking home (via Astrid).

July 03, 2011

new month

Hello Sunday, hello July.
I know you are going to be a nice month.

These photos are still pre-summer, I have hardly taken any new ones lately.

One year ago, we were in New York. I loved it so much, in spite of the unbearable heat.
These are some of my favourite photos of the trip.

Have a great evening.
I'm hoping for an aperitif on the roof terrace, hopefully accompanied by a nice breeze.

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