Monday, 29 November 2010

better red than dead

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I have sooo much fun thinking up locations for photoshoots, you have no idea! Some, like last posts cozy little office, are happy accidents, and some like today are the result of my fixating on an idea and not letting it go, and generally being a real pain until it happens. I don't feel bad though, because the excursion to Tibidabo was loads of fun as well as being the best backdrop ever...

Tibidabo is the name of the hill behind Barcelona (quite close, if you've ever seen a lighted church on a hill at night, that's the one). In addition to the church there's an amusement park dating back to the early 1900s, a massive telecoms tower, and a panoramic view of the city. Most of the rides are closed for much of the winter, but we did go on the carousel (I looooooovvvve carousels) and the funny little red plane.

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The cute little tram is about the only means of transport we didn't take to get here!

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eeeee! carousel!

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(best picture ever)

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Barcelona from above

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Photos by Albert

blouse: Three Feathers Vintage
jeans and belt: Zara
shoes: Liz Claiborne
sunglasses: Sanborns in Mexico

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46 comments:

Fleur-de-Lis said...

What a unique scenario! That carousel is AMAZING!! And the photo is really great :D

Madeline said...

Love these photos! So fun and colourful, I just love your blog!

A said...

Tram seems very interesting. How long does it take on this tram? I am sure tram ride is fun too.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Erm, I didn't actually take the tram but I imagine about 10 minutes. We walked from the metro to the funicular railway which goes up the mountain, but we could have taken the tram.

Closet Fashionista said...

SO FUN!! I love your outfit and the photos :D Great choice of location
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Imogen said...

I love your top. I saw a dress in that print which I almost bought recently. I like the whole outfit. Your pictures are so fabulous. They are so fun, bright and happy. Thanks for your last comment on my blog. Your cat must have been very beautiful. My cat who I had for thirteen years died last year so I know what its like. I miss her so much too.

daisychain said...

What AMAZING photos x

CessOviedo said...

Great pictures! Loved red and red outfit, not sure I'd pull it out as good as you did! ... Loved the fact that you got you sunnies here in Mexico!

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CAITLIN said...

so much fun! the red gingham is perfect for a classic carnival :)

Laura said...

I'm totally with you! I think I should rename my blog "Adventures in Backdrops"! This is an awesome spot- I wish I was traveling right now!

www.adventuresindressingmyself.blogspot.com

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

What fun pictures- I love the carnival like nature of the ferris wheel! I love the all red outfit- very Strawberry Shortcake!

xo Emily

Shallow Mallow said...

These are brilliant :)
Love the BIG alphabet blocks and the carousel (unicorn!)

I remember when I finally got to take night shots lit by car headlights (I don't have a car) I was so pleased I 'm surprised I didn't explode with happiness. ;) Dedicated bloggers. A law onto themselves?! :D

Your top is especially lovely btw

ana said...

Gorgeous pics!!! Love the blouse it's amazing!

My CoCoon Vintage said...

You need to come to Brighton if you love carousels.... although the weather is little less toasty. Nice pics!

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Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Ooh, Brighton is on my list!

kiss me quick said...

aw lovely pictures! thanks for your comment, that shirt is lovely ^^

Felicity said...

Sanborns! I love Sanborns. : )

Amber Blue Bird said...

super cute outfit and the location is perfect. I want to take a ride on that carousel :)

Krystal said...

they are such great pictures! ESP the one on the merry go round :)

Kristina said...

Love, love, love your blouse and that location is stunning!
Kristina J.

Emily, Midwest Vogue said...

Wow...your life makes me incredibly jealous :) I would love to be a nomad living in many different countries, haha. Tell me your secrets? Seriously, though...these are beautiful!

SG said...

I always love to ride the giant wheel.

Jess said...

Tibidabo - I've been there!! My husband spent a semester in Barcelona and I visited him for a week. This was one of the places we went - such great pictures!

Thanks for visiting my blog... hope to see you back again soon!
xo

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Delightful post, Emily! Your excitement over the carousel got me excited, too! It's been far too long since I've been on one - they really are the best!

Also, loving the red blouse with the red jeans.

Ashley said...

um that blouse was MADE for you!! You're looking good lady! Also, Grant went to this very same place two years ago and brought me back a post card and ever since I have always wanted to visit! I'm such a sucker for anything remotely whimsical and old amusement parks certainly fit the bill :)

Heather Fonseca said...

What beautiful photos! I love a good carousel.

Terri said...

I like the red britches! And all of the carousel photos. It's funny, but I'm becoming the same way about photo locations. I've been thinking of starting a little notebook and keeping track of the predominant color of buildings in my area. How weird is that?

Michal said...

These are such adorable photos! I love, love your blouse! You're so cute. :D

eagle-eye-cherry said...

very very nice, I cannot wait to visit Barcelona

Anthea said...

The blouse from Three Feathers Vintage looks awesome! Gosh, so does Barcelona. Love the view and the picture of the church!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Carys said...

I love funfairs, the ferris wheel gives these pictures such a whimsical feel. Your blouse is so nice, I love the bow!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Diana said...

this really is the best backdrop ever! especially because it compliments your (adorable) outfit perfectly! looks like you had so much fun -- loving these pictures

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Ashley said...

what a charming little place!! I want to go there :) But then again, I want to go EVERYWHERE. ha.

Cinnamon Wren said...

You are completely adorable here! i love your style, and your blog!
I would be happy to follow you and honored if you followed me too!!
Cheers!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Oh, me too, Ashley! Trust me...

Emma said...

Aw, too cool, an empty fairground! It looks brilliant in the daylight. I'd be terrified at night, though... very Scooby Doo.

Great photographs! x

Katz NYC said...

Great photos! Must be nice to have warm weather. Love the red blouse, very chic.

Kayraheart.fashion said...

Lovely photos!! Ur outfit is so fun and adorable!! AWW i miss the warm weather already,Jealous!!
xoxo

ching said...

i'm loving this place! haha

Spence. said...

Sweet photos, those jeans are awesome!
x

Jan said...

This is such a cool location! How did I miss this when I was in Barcelona? So lovely! And I love that your outfit matches the ferris wheel - is that by design or a happy coincidence? :)

C.Elizabeth said...

Those pictures are fantastic! It really makes me feel as if I were there! It looks like you had a lovely time!
I also love that blouse... I am very jealous!

Chelsea Lane said...

I love this outfit! so cute :) the location is super cute too!

xoxo

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I love this outfit! It sounds like a really fun day too. Who doesn't love carousels? I'm hunting down the perfect carousel horse for my future home. :)

Raquel said...

Ohh I've been there last year Em! Though the weather was a lot worse than this, it was raining, the amusement park was closed and freezing cold (in March!).
Love the outfit, it seems the perfect one for riding the carousel!! :)

PS: I couldn't resist and got the Zara ankle boots I wanted! Though I was really needing that kind of shoes and also my aunt gave me the money so I am cheating saying I didn't break my shopping ban haha!

Little Monarch said...

I never even knew this place existed. Oh I love you Barcelona :)