Picture of the day: Let the East Side Gallery live!

buildings, trips

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Have you heard? An urbanistic plan is considering to take down part of the East Side Gallery, one of the main touristic attractions in Berlin and, let me say, one of the prettiest. It’s actually a part of the Berlin wall that has been transformed into a giantic piece of street art that is worth a couple of visits if you’re in town.

If you want to know more about it, read this article I recently wrote talking about this topic. Regarding the picture, I took it a couple of years ago, can’t wait to go back to Berlin !

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Canned air: a different souvenir

design, trips

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While travelling people tend to ask you to bring them back a gift. This is essentially what we call souvenirs and, as a matter of fact, they are usually ugly, old-fashioned and not interesting at all. Canned air is also a dumb souvenir (air from New York City? Hello, polution in a can?), but at least the design is nice and they have gone a bit further on thinking about an original gift. Apparently each can has air from the most iconic landmarks of each city.

Would you buy it?

 

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Cute stuff that is what we are talking about!

shopping
1 x Triangles Decorative Sticky Tape - One Roll
Nerd Glasses Pillow
Collier en Plate
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Chevron PINK  IPhone 4/4s case Pattern Geometric Arrows Modern Tribal redtilestudio
Hello Berlin - city guide in english
softmachines Tote Bag
Vinyl Wall Sticker Decal Art - Koala Nighty Night
Laptop Case, 13" MacBook Case, 13" MacBook Air Case, 13" MacBook Pro Case, PADDED, with 1 large pocket for iPad - Envelope - A
Hotel City - Print
This is a few nice things I have recently found online. Most of them are to contribute to Spotyk, where they have made me a VIP member (doesn’t it look fancy ?). I am so happy I asked me to, as it is another nice way to share cool stuff around the net ! Don’t hesitate to visit the site and see what other people suggest, there is authentic treasures to be found !
Do you have any nice items you’ve find lately ? I’d love to see!

2011: Color stories

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2I I have dozend of files in my computer with pictures from 2011 and I wanted to share some of the images from this year with all of you, but it was quite difficult to find a coherence between them…

So I have finally came out with an idea; I will divide them in a few main categories, starting today with colorful pictures, hope they’ll warm you up!

This pictures had been taken in: Genova (Italia), Imperia (Italia), Nice (France), Biarritz (France), Bayonne (France), Galway (Ireland), Dublin (Ireland), Paris (France), Berlin (Germany), Bordeaux (France), and a few more places either in Catalonia or France.

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Tapas in Berlin, Daniel Brühl’s bar

cuisine, english, food, trips

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ENG. Actor Daniel Brühl was the main carachter of one of the most famous german movies of the last years, Good Bye, Lenin !. This is one of my favourites movies ever, but it’s not the only one where he has played a role. He also was the main character in Salvador, a catalan film about the last person executed by the Spanish dictaturship. This isn’t probably his most popular film, but if he accepted to do this role was in part because of his origins. Many people might ignore that, but I can proudly announce that Daniel Brühl was born in Barcelona.

As anyone who has catalan origins, Daniel Brühl also loves Tapas, our worldwide known food. He also said in an interview that when he was a kid he used to dreamt on opening a bar. Well, it might be the combination of both because Daniel Brühl has now a tapas bar in Kreuzberg (Berlin) called Bar Raval. I’ve never been there (even though I would love to) but apparently it doesn’t uses folklore to sell itself; it’s a modern bar with imported components and accessories from Spain, urban and stil classic at the same time. For the one’s you don’t know, Raval is a neighborhood in Barcelona, known for it’s famous tapas bars.

Thanks Daniel Brühl for spreading out our food tradition in the most awesome city in Europe !

Can’t wait to come back there and go take a look ! In the meanwhile we can look at the picutres of the bar by clicking “continue reading”.

Urban graffiti: BLU

art, buildings, english, trips

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ENG. Last summer, when we reached Lisboa (Portugal’s main city) with my sister this was one of the first things we saw. A huge graffiti that covered a whole building in one of the main streets of the city. We were impressed not only by the size but also for the quality of the drawing and the meaning of it. We just took a few randomn pictures but never really went back to see it closer. A few months later, I saw this one in Berlin:

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I thaught it was nice, and meaningfull, but as well as the other one, never came back to take a decent picture. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I realized that both graffitis are made by the same person. Italian artist Blu has painted huge walls like this one all over Europe and also accross the Ocean. After taking a look in his site, I’ve realized I’ve seen a few more walls made from him but never realized it. Wen we first think of graffiti we always think about the mediatized Banksy, but actually there is hundeds of great artists that do similar works and they are quite unknown. This is why I think you would like to take a look to all of its images by clicking “continue reading’