One characteristic that Barcelona shares with some South American cities is an abundance of street art. However, here the term needs to be more precise – ‘shutter art’ is more accurate. When the shops and bars close, the narrow streets fill with colour. It’s a rule, not an exception, in the barrio of Gracia where we are staying. Today, as I walked the streets, I looked for unadorned shutters – and found only two. Yet the brickwork, without exception, is untouched by spray paint. The occasional doorway also provide a canvas.
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