Barcelona: Part 2 of 2

More Barcelona sketches.

Walking the narrow alleyways of Barri Gotic is like something out of a dream. Little boutique stores with colorful clothes and accessories juxtaposed against the medieval stone walls and cobbled streets. Barcelona does that so well: the old with the new.

A view of the Carrer del Bisbe Irurita, an ornate neo gothic bridge. I stood here and sketched, first to the sounds of a sitar player in a nearby alley. If that wasn’t a strange enough combination, the sitar was soon drowned by the sound of a boombox playing Gangnam Style. 

Another musician in a little alleyway.gothic1

More architecture, this time with a Moorish twist. The Arc de Triomf. What sets this apart from it’s Parisian cousin is the lovely little flourishes that are a nod to Moorish architecture.


What was sorely missing from my visit was Barcelona’s amazing Modernisme movement… I just plain ran out of time. So here’s one parting sketch of Gaudi’s La Padrera, sketch from the street outside.
la_padreraI guess that means I am going to have to go back. Soon.

Part 1 of this post is here. Or, you can see all my Barcelona sketches in this flickr set.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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7 Responses to Barcelona: Part 2 of 2

  1. mybarcelona says:

    Lovely sketches. You might like these
    by my brother-in-law who goes out regularly with a group to sketch in Barcelona. Hope you make it back soon!


  2. cate markey says:

    Hi Suhita,

    I’m thoroughly enjoying your Barcelona sketches. You have a way of exactly capturing the essense of cities. Takes me back. Thanks, Cate


  3. Wish I could have been there! Thanks for sharing these marvelous sketches.


  4. These are wonderful–I love how you go from pale to intense from the outside to the inside–it draws you right into the “path” of the picture.


  5. inklove says:

    Hi Suhita! i love your sketches.. but what doubles the pleasure is your really amazing writing 🙂 i enjoy how you describe everything. it does take the viewer there! thank you for sharing your wonderful work.


  6. David says:

    A joy to share your vision.your sketches have more life and colour then a photo or laboured finished painting,


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