Le Voyage dans la lune

Last weekend we visited the George Meliés exhibition in the wonderful Caixaforum gallery in Barcelona. Caixaforum is located in front of the Mies Van der Rohe expo pavilion, under the MNAC (The National Art museum) and the modernist building is nothing short of amazing.

The building was once a textile factory called Casa Ramona constructed with bricks and iron as the moderinst fashion, and has been renovated to hold the expositions. Since May 2013 visitors have to pay 4€ (Caixa Bank customers have the entrance for free) for the expositions while the visit to the building itself is free, you must walk around and enjoy the wonderful architecture plus the views in its terrace! :)

Is a place we visit quite often because we melt for brick buildings and this one is quite special, I think the light touching it beautifully may have some effect on its magic.

The exhibition was (of course) a complete fest for our eyes, with all the devices of the beginnings of the cinema like the zoetrope or the praxinoscope (with the cutest lampshades!) which we played with (a lot :P) to create the illusion of moving images. From that, the exposition, jumped to the Kinetoscope and to the cinema of Georges Meliés itself, ending with a scene from the Scorsese’s movie Hugo (I have to admit that, shame on me :P, I still have not seen it), which homages the figure of Meliés.

Meliés old silly movies and his quote “Films have the power to capture dreams” sure raptured our hearts right away!

13 Comments / 3 

  1. Valentina - 5th June 2013

    How lovely! great pictures

    Valentina

    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

  2. Beaus & Blossoms - 6th June 2013

    What a lovely blog! I am just drooling over that turquoise belt of yours!

  3. Karole Josefa Bonnet - 6th June 2013

    nice pictures!

    xx

    Karole
    http://karolejosefabonnet.blogspot.fr/

  4. Lisa @ Making Lifes Lemons - 10th June 2013

    You have a beautiful blog! I found you over on Love Taza.

    Stop over and visit me!

    xo Lisa
    Making Life’s Lemons

    • We reply...

      Thanks!
      Love your pixie cut, you are too cute :)

  5. Tessa // A Lavender Sea - 12th June 2013

    Saw your comment on Love Taza that you’re living in Barcelona! I’ve loved going through your blog and seeing what you love about this city since I’m living here too and never want to leave! Where are you originally from?
    Also, I love love love your blog design.
    Besitos! Tessa Lynn

    • We reply...

      I’m from a little town which is at 2h drive from BCN, called Figueres, so not that far :)

      Sooo happy that you are living (and enjoying!) Barcelona so much! Sure we can exchange our favorite places.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

  6. JacPfef - 15th June 2013

    GORGEOUS photos, beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing! I will most certainly be back :)

  7. Lucila - 20th June 2013

    Very cute pictures indeed! If you like brick buildings then you definitely have to visit be in Nottingham next term ;-)

  8. Neighbors - 23rd June 2013

    I love your dress! cute photos ^^

  9. Rosie - 25th June 2013

    These photos are gorgeous! I love your dress so much!

    http://www.ciderwithrosie.com

  10. Laura @ The World Looks Red - 1st July 2013

    Thanks so much for your Barcelona tips! I’m definitely gonna get a lot of use out of it since the boy just moved out there and he’s/we’re still looking for cool places to hang out and nice places to eat and fun things to do. That burger looks delish, I’m definitely gonna do everything in my power to go eat there.

    Just discovered your blog, it’s lovely, I’m definitely gonna follow!

    xx

    • We reply...

      Thanks Laura!!! So glad that you like the tips! :)

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