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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Post 1701: beauty in the old shipyard

A bit of HDR today, as it brings this structure so well to the light.
This is the ancient shipyard, where they used to build galleons and other wooden marvels. It is now, centuries later, the marvelous maritime museum, aka MMB.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Alice, the grafitti girl

I saw many of these 'grafitti' (but can this still be called grafitti) around town over the years. Many of them are signed Alice. Alice my friend, whoever you are, you're good!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Strike

One of my favorite photos, firemen (aka bombers in catalan) on strike. There is something almost messianic in this guy's posture.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rush hour in Barcelona

This is the ransom of success and popularity... Oh man, give me an empty beach any day!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer afternoon

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” 
― Henry James

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pareos

An absolutely essential item in the catalan heat. Even on nudist beaches, so convenient!
But not only on beaches. It is a quite common streetwear. I even saw some colleagues coming to work wearing a pareo or sarong. Women. Not men.

Monday, July 14, 2014

On the boardwalk

“Barcelona, archives of courtesy, shelter of the foreigners, hospital of the poor, father-land of  the brave , vengeance of the offended and pleasant correspondence of firm friendship, and in site, and in beauty, unique”

DON MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA

La Catedral

The old Santa Eulalia cathedral in the Barri Gotic. Old, compared to the  new Gaudi one, a kiddo, started in 1882.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Shooting the sun

A popular misconception says: don't shoot into the sun when you take photos. WRONG: do it! Just keep the centre covered (as I did here) or on the edge of the shot. Play a bit around, and you could have some fabulous photos to show us.

No, this is not HDR. Just 2 layers, a colored one and a black and white one, at 75% blending.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Loneliness

Have you ever wondered about who the strangers travelling with you, with their noses into their mobiles? Who are they, what makes their lives worth living, are they happy? Why is nobody  talking to nobody else? Are they afraid of something? How would they react if you started talking to them? Why don't you try it? Who knows, this ephemeral encounter might brighten your day. And maybe theirs.

Btw, this is not HDR.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Storm front

Rainy days in Barcelona, a storm front brought rain and much cooler temperatures. Makes for good photos.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

'Ladies' on the move

Ok, let's do colors today! Some 'ladies' during last Gay Pride. At least, they had a close shave...

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Birds

And then, now and then, we have these strange featherless birds flying through the blue skies...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Mont Roig Cafe

A very popular place in Sitges, 30 km south of Barcelona. A respite from the heat, and a salon for ladies who talk.

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