Sunday, 27 February 2011
I'm feeling a bit braindead tonight, after reading the world's most tedious article, so I'll keep it short (short for me): favourite sweater+coffee outdoors+favourite square in Barcelona= A+
The square in question is in front of the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, or MACBA. It's an impressive white and glass building that shines like a beacon as you emerge from the narrow streets into the centre of the Raval district. Raval is an area that continues to resist gentrification: posh new condos were put up, but the dodginess couldn't be weeded out of the neighbourhood and the yuppies are apparently leaving in droves again.
The skateboarders remain, despite official attempts to ban them. ; )
Photos by Albert
dress: H&M (old old old)
shirt: Pure by Alfred Sung
sweater: vintage hand-me-down
belt: vintage Mom's
shoes: Steve Madden via ebay
bag: handmade in Vancouver
Now, on to the title. "Poses" is one of my favourite songs by Rufus Wainwright, and I was definitely made to feel like a poser by this little boy:
who ran into my picture. I tried to get him back to take more pictures, but he just ran off and cackled at me from a safe distance...
Last but not least, I'm including a slightly cheesy, but ultimately sweet video featuring my lovely sometime home of Barcelona. The city looks beautiful as always, and it's a wonderful testimony to the end of an era in a life.