|Note: All photos have been taken from the Monument Hotel website|
When I think back to my time spent in Barcelona, I remember every space - both inside and out - being modern in a polite, reserved way. And thanks to the time of year, hot. Very, very hot! There were clean lines and innovative designs, yet all without seeming 'in your face'. This memory was sparked as soon as I laid eyes on this unique hotel's online gallery; masculine, yet inviting, and hard as well as soft. It's this unusual meeting of contrasts and playful approach to mixing textures that never fails to see me reaching for my camera!
Imagine this: you're sat underneath one of the substantial beams above, sipping a lemonade and wondering whether to go back for that yellow chiffon dress you saw in a shop window earlier that day. I mean, if you ever find yourself in that predicament, I'd suggest saying yes and going back for the dress! Do so if only for the sake of walking through the hotel's beautiful entrance hall one more time and out into the street's heat...
Passeig de Grácia 75