Monday, December 26, 2011

Dressing the Body ... Barcelona

You know when you have a notion to go and visit a place and then for some reason or another time just slips away and it doesn’t happen, well Barcelona has been on my list for several years and last week finally my DH and I got our act together and went. The transport system there is amazing and you can hop on and off the trams, metro and buses in almost any direction and providing you know what you want to feast your eyes on it takes just a few minutes to reach your chosen destination. Barcelona is filled to the brim with culture, science, entertainment, media you name it Barcelona seems to have it. One trip we made was to the “Museu Textil i d’Indumentaria” (Museum of Textiles & Fashion) a tribute to the influence of Spanish design on the fashion world. Situated in Palau Reial and holds a permanent exhibition on textiles through the ages from 16th century to present day.

The exhibition is arranged along a conceptual and graphic itinerary, a walk through with authentic dresses, which shows great examples of the outer appearance of the body and lets you see historical examples of the absurdity of being a slave to the body and fashion.





7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can not thank you adequately for the posts on your web site. I know you'd put a lot of time and effort into them and hope you know how much I appreciate it. I hope I'll do exactly the same for someone else at some point.

Victoria said...

What a wonderful place to visit. Don't know if I'll ever get to Europe, but I would definitely put Barcelona on my list. That museum is awesome. Thanks!

Susan Hemann said...

Glad you finally had a chance to go!! Love the clothing. I took a course in college on the vestments worn by priests throughout the ages. We visited a church that housed all the old vestments in Cleveland. The needlework was so amazing, gold thread etc..

Mary Lindsay said...

I hope you had a great time and enjoyed all the culture this beautiful city has to offer, we have talked about going there also for a long weekend and might do it this year or next and I fancy a visit to see all this lovely historic fashion.
Have a lovely New Year. Mary

P.S send me your address as I have a mixed box of goodies for you just to say thank you. All the very best for 2012. x

Krishenka said...

Hi Victoria I hope that one day you will get to see this beautiful city. I have the Park Guell and the Santiago Famille yet to show you oh and a trip down a coal mine (not in Barcelona) Thanks for popping in lovely to see you and hope you have a very happy New Year

Krishenka said...

Susan I would love to see that do you have any pictures of it or even the website as I would love to have a look. Have a fabulous New Year and thanks for popping in.

Krishenka said...

Mary if you do want to go I can give you a few links for hotels and the metro makes it so easy to travel around. How sweet of you to offer me a goodie box into the bargain. I am touched by your gesture thank you. Hope you have a good old knees up at hogmany and a Happy New Year xx

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