A Dragon, a Lamp and an Umbrella isn’t a combination you see every day. And it does seem unusual enough for Cee’s OddBall Challenge.

The dragon and his belongings are to be found on the Casa Bruno Cuadros on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. The building dates from 1858, but was remodelled in 1883 by Catalan architect Josep Vilasca i Casanovas.

A trader called  Bruno Cadres Vidal rented a shop on the ground floor to sell umbrellas, parasols, fans and shawls, most of which were imported from Japan. The designs on the  exterior reflect this.

Nowadays, it is a bank…..how boring…..though the dragon probably still breathes fire when no one is looking.


A Dragon, a Lamp and an UmbrellaBarcelona Factory former

A Dragon, a Lamp and an Umbrella ©HelenBushe


The Old Umbrella Shop Barcelona Casa Bruno Cuadros

The Old Umbrella Shop ©HelenBushe


Parasols on a Wall Barcelona

Parasols on a Wall ©HelenBushe


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Olga · 30 January 2017 at 17:25

Wow! Perfectly odd with the inclusion of the umbrella in your shot. Loved it! <3

    HMB · 30 January 2017 at 17:29

    Thanks Olga

Helen Bushe · 23 January 2017 at 17:57

Thanks Cee. I’d have needed a drone-camera for any other perspective!

Cee Neuner · 23 January 2017 at 17:49

Very nice photos and perspectives too. 😀

suzannerogersonfantasyauthor · 23 January 2017 at 11:30

That is crazy and very cool! A perfect oddball picture.

    HMB · 23 January 2017 at 13:25

    Thanks Suzanne. I’m glad you like it.

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