Tuesday, 1 November 2011

magic fountain

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It's been a long weekend here, but I think I might need another one to recover from it. Bufff. Anyway, these were taken Saturday evening, when we came out of a museum (yes, another exhibition), to find that the Magic Fountain show at Montjuïc had just started. It made a beautiful display of coloured water against the darkening sky in Barcelona... the last day before Daylight Savings Time here.

This wasn't really an outfit shoot as apparently my "hair looked like an omelette," which, while I don't see the omelette resemblance exactly, it's true that I was a bit unkempt by that part of the day! Note the little pin with my name on it, which I've had since I was a kid. I found it in a box back in Canada and thought "awwwwesome," but now I kind of think it looks like I don't know my own name. And might be partially responsible for an increased number of people speaking English to me, grrr. : D

Happy belated Hallowe'en everyone! I didn't celebrate because I'm the grinch, but there were some cute pumpkin shaped cakes around here...

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Photos by Albert

27 comments:

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

Wow, great photos, I've always wanted to see the fountain show.. I don't think your hair looks like an omelet though.. hehe I guess the badge looks a bit "Hi, my name is Emily, and I'm here because...." :p xx

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Rachel: Yeah, I think that pin might have to go, it is a little mindless. : )

Shybiker said...

Please don't toss the pin! Its playful font gives it a nice whimsical edge.

If you do decide to discard it, let me know and I'll change my name to Emily so I can buy it from you. :)

CessOviedo said...

Fountains show are awesome! Omelette? no uh! You look pretty! Tonight I'm going to visit Día de muertos altars! It was about this time last year when we found each other, how awesome is that?

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Closet Fashionista said...

Aww that pin is cute! That's funny that it made people think you couldn't speak their language XD
and...what are you talking about, your hair looks great!
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Shybiker: It has been remarked that the font calls "Emily the Strange" to mind, though it must predate her by at least 15 years...

@Cess: I know! I was thinking that I'd love to celebrate Day of the Dead myself. But instead there's a "castañada" here... roasted chestnuts, mmm

Katrina said...

These pictures are so pretty! Also, I don't think your hair looks like an omelet (whatever that means?).

xx, Katrina

NESHA said...

Such pretty photos!! (You look just like Kate Middleton!)

The Headless Mannequin said...

If that's your hair looking like an omlette then mine probably resembles scrambled eggs most of the time :) Great pics...I've only visited Barcelona once a few years ago but I feel like your blog has given me far more glimpses of how beautiful the city is. I actually thought your badge was from the Emily Strange range - I think it's really cute but beware of lost-looking groups of tourists sidling up beside you looking for a tour of the city :)

Galine said...

*sigh* dreamy.

Maria Ramona said...

"ostias, tia! que bonito!" i have no idea if people still talk like that in Spain, but its what i picked up during a summer in mallorca years ago. you are making me want to go back everytime i visit your blog. y no creo que tu pello se parece un tortilla, guapa.

CAITLIN said...

your hair looks like an omelette????? HA. that's hysterical. don't quite see it, though ;)

i saw a fountain show at the bellagio when i was in las vegas--after berating a poor security guard at 4 am the night before because apparently the fountain shows stop at midnight (??? wtf is that about???) and i thought that was incredibly rude. it was actually really moving, which i didn't expect. it was nice to be quiet and just watch the water in the center of such a wild city!

Ashley said...

hahaha! The Emily pin is just great :)

SoFashionistica said...

Really nice photographs, you look so pretty in them and the name pin is awesome! So what if it looks like you don't know your name, it still looks cool.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Maria Ramona: yep, I've certainly heard similar things about since. Mind you, the one I used to get all the time in Mexico is ever funnier: "guerita!" "Whitey!" Uh, thanks.... ; )

Regina said...

I love your name pin! It's the perfect alternative to name necklaces. And my dear, your hair definitely does not resemble an omelette! I just had one for breakfast and I'm pretty sure I know an omelette when I see one. ;)

My Favourite Fashion Things said...

wonderful

Monique said...

the grinch eh? the pin is cute! it's one of the first thing i noticed fun outing lovely trench and you def pull off the knee socks! i use to wear those from 6-12 grade for school with a uniform. you def chic it up with that trench.

Hannah said...

These pictures are so delightful. I'm so jealous. That trip looks amazing! Ahh, I wish I was you!
Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my post. :)
Hannah
http://alittleburdtoldme.blogspot.com

Diana said...

you always have the best pictures -- it gives me such an itch to travel :) and your hair looks lovely so there ;)xo

http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

Omar Franco Pérez said...

Wow!!
So Lovely... :-D
Nice pictures.
And your smile... wow!

Sarah Et Paris said...

The scenery is beautiful and you look gorgeous with the trench coat!

celia said...

When I saw the first half of this post I thought "aaw it's been a while since I saw the fountain, it makes me want to go!" then I saw the photo with the stairs so crowded and was like "uhm... ok, I'll pass" haha.

I really like the pin with your name, it's a cute touch.
What exhibition did you go see?

Virginie's Cinema said...

I like the pin! Childish yes but totally cute! Plus I've always though it might be easier to start new friendships and business relationships if we all wore a name tag at all times (and maybe a job title or something).

But enough about me (ha!), the light show looked really cool and I love those pumpkin cake that look so not Canadian. I'm a little scared of daylight saving time (next Saturday for us, see I made it about me again, darn!).

Virginie ♥

dusanabotswana said...

haha "omlette hair" people give the strangest comments, looks just fine to me! I looove that museum & building/area in Barcelona and the fountain show looks amazing. Looks like it got a huge turnout too. Great pictures!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Those pumpkin cakes are just about the best thing ever. And, I happened to notice a comment you left in reply to someone else's regarding "Emily the Strange" - I used to have a few of those t-shirts. They were the best. I also saw "Emily the Strange" street art somewhere in Italy... Florence, I think.

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

I love your trench coat and the scenery is just absolutely lovely!