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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Posing

Yes, once you managed to cross, to survive the maze in Horta, you absolutely have the right to proudly posing for the survivor photo.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pastor de Pau

The great fountains on Plaza de Catalunya. The statue is called Pastor de Pau, peace shepherd, or peaceful shepherd, a fine example of noucentisme sculptures, the spanish avant-garde. Made by a very interesting man called Pablo Gargallo, who spent a significant part of his life in the Montparnasse quarter of Paris, where he lived in 1903 in the artists commune Le Bateau Lavoir, with Max Jacob, Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso....

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dali did it

The small fountain near Salvador Dali's home in Figueres, north of Barcelona.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Shooting into the sun, part...???

Cruise ship season is almost over, but we still have the ferries to the Balearics, Italy, Morocco... The next ship will arrive, one day.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Music in the Park

A musician in the Parque Guell. This park, a creation of Gaudi, used to be free, but not anymore. It is definitely worth a visit, you can book here.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AgBar/2

And this is the headquarter of the water company, situated in Glories. Here is what Wiki has to say about it. It is officially called the Torre Agbar, but it has such much funnier nicknames, I let you imagine what it might be...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AgBar

AgBar, or Aguas de Barcelona, is the company which is providing the water to the numerous fountains here. Without them, we would be left on dry land...

Monday, August 25, 2014

I love closed shops!

Well, for one, it saves me lots of monay... And also, they so often have very groovy curtains, like this one. Excellent job!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The dragon, the 4 cats and Pablo

4 Gats, the name of the most famous restaurant/cabaret in town. It opened in 1893, and was frequented by quite a few famous people. Pablo Picasso had his first ever exhibition here in 1899, aged 17.
Nowadays, no cabaret anymore, the place is still a popular place and a tourist attraction. Price of a coffee (cafe solo, what Italians call an expresso): 1,57 euros.

Have a look here to know more about the place.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Good boys...

Can't talk, can't see, can't hear... But I can post a shot of this, some good boys, buenos muchachos, doing a good business in the Raval.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The gem

One of many hidden gems you can find in Barcelona. This one is hidden in plain view, on the front of the Liceu opera house. Yeah, just lift your eyes...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Beer vs wine, what's your drink?

A short trip to France, this weekend, to my homeland. Yes, I'm an Alsatian. No, I don't (usually) bark.
There are wine areas, and there are beer areas. In Alsace, we are both. Many breweries still exist, and we do produce 637 AOC wines, the appellation d'origine controlee.
And where do we drink them? Well, either in a bierstub (above),  a beer bar, or in a winstub, below, a wine bar...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Spanish vs Catalan

Most streets in Catalunya have 2 names, one in Spanish, one in Catalan. Some are quite similar, but the Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona is called Paseo de Gracia in Spanish. And Consell de Cent becomes Consejo de Cien.
Surprisingly maybe, Catalan is the official language of Andorra, and is spoken in Spain, France and ...parts of Italy, on the other side of the pond. Here is what Wiki has to say about it.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

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