Stumbling on Barcelona’s street art

There’s a big skate park just off Parallel in Barcelona, and each time I pass by there are new works of art. Last weekend, there were some guys hard at work with ladders and dozens of spray cans. One of my favourite pieces, a racoon, had been painted over and there were new artworks in its place. I can’t wait to see what’s there next week! Continue reading Stumbling on Barcelona’s street art

What if we travelled at home like we do abroad? (Video)

The last time I went “home” (if you can call it that, since I grew up in three different countries) I had this urge to explore my surroundings like never before. I wanted to go and see the South Downs, and ramble in the fields, and walk the miles of beaches. I took some awesome photos of the stuff I came across. What had suddenly changed my mindset about this place? Travel. Continue reading What if we travelled at home like we do abroad? (Video)

The magical hidden village of Saint Guilhem le Desert

Fewer things will delight us travellers more than discovering an ancient village that’s completely secluded from modern life. Saint Guilhem le Desert is one of those places. It’s named after a 9th century duke, Guilhem of Orange. Snuggled in the valley of the Gellone river, it’s a designated UNESCO world heritage site, and for good reason. Continue reading The magical hidden village of Saint Guilhem le Desert

Barcelona’s street art: stickers, cans and bike parts

One of the first things that made me fall in love with Barcelona when I lived there ten years ago was the street art. Now, a decade later, there is still an abundance of art around the city. However, it’s evolved a little bit: rather than the huge murals you used to see, there are now stencils, stickers, and even recycled coke cans. Here’s some stuff I’ve spotted over the past few months. Continue reading Barcelona’s street art: stickers, cans and bike parts

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