While walking through the pedestrian-only narrow streets of Barcelona’s La Boqueria neighborhood, my eye was drawn to this incongruous contrast: the elegant art nouveau lettering and metal work over the entrance to this establishment plays against the graffiti-laden metal shutter locked in place below it. (On Sunday, drawn shutters seem to prevail in Barcelona.) Rather than simply photographing the comparison of such clashing embellishments, I waited for some passing strollers to bring it to life. Three people simultaneously walked between my camera and the entrance – two of them stride past together, while the third emerges behind them, almost grazing the closed shutter. The shift in scale is startling. Meanwhile, a lone pigeon stands in their path, obviously unconcerned about being run-down.