Every time summer rolls around and the sun is blazing down here in Richmond, I think of these brilliant and beautiful street canopies we spotted in Madrid years ago. The ones here are from Madrid, but it they use them all over Spain. (Here’s one in Toledo and another in Seville). The Spanish are so civilized. I wish they’d get introduced stateside. In the meantime, I’m considering stringing one up in my backyard and was surprised to find them at Ikea.
P.S. Here’s a pretty cool art installation that hung overhead in Portugal.