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Lapin is a French illustrator, an artist, an urban sketcher working for fashion, advertising and editorial who lives between Barcelona and Paris. Lapin can be defined as a mobile illustrator who carries his sketchbook and a compact sketching gear to the street, to a bar, to a metro, to Istanbul or Tokyo. Sketching is a way for him to record every second of his life and feel alive.

Untapped Cities - City Diaries by Lapin - Mercat dels Encants Barcelona

Mercat dels Encants is one of the oldest markets in Europe. Certain references set its origin in the fourteenth century, being a testimony of the commercial dynamic of Barcelona.

When you start walking around this flea market you cross among the nice dusty smell of old books, sizzling sounds of old vinyl, old clothes, shoes, toys and furniture with lots of stories behind them – and this famous old salesman standing there for years with his own stories.  (more…)

Untapped Cities - Lapin - Plaza Catalunya - Barcelona

Plaça de Catalunya is the “center” of Barcelona. At least when you arrive at the airport all the signs lead you there, and the aerobus will drop you off at Plaza Catalunya as well. As it is perceived so touristic and hectic, local Barcelona people mostly avoid being there.  (more…)