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Sunset en route to Pamplona

I took this on my way to Pamplona from San Sebastian. It’s been a tiring day and a part of me just wanted to get to bed in Pamplona. Mountain views, even off the highway, were excellent so when the sun started to set down we had to pull over for a break.

Sunset en route to Pamplona

Driving somewhere in Spain

This trip came about out of practical reasons, but road trips are fun regardless. This is somewhere couple of hours west of Barcelona. If I had to be more precise, I’d guess somewhere around Zaragoza. You’d think I’d be able to be more precise with the mountains but I can’t tell more than the fact that it’s the Iberian mountain chain (Sistema Ibérico). Whatever the mountains are, it’s a beautiful view. One of those curves where paying attention to the road takes an extra effort.

Driving somewhere in Spain

Neoclassical Pavilion

It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve returned to my apartment in France more than a month ago and it’s only now that I finally got internet. I guess Internet providers have their own idea of what’s an acceptable waiting time.

This photo is form the Parc (Jardin) del Laberint d’Horta in the north of Barcelona in the district of Horta-Guinardó. The name of the park gives it away that this particular pavilion isn’t the major attraction, but I still find it to be interesting. Apparently the whole area belonged to one family.

Neoclassical Pavilion

 

Beach Days

September has barely come but the weather here in Midi-Pyrénées seems to be too eager to leave the summer sun behind. I  hope it’ll change it’s mind but for now to counter the clouds I feel like posting something from the beach.

Beach days

Camp Nou

This is from a few weeks back during FC Barcelona’s season opener against Levante UD. I don’t  support Barcelona but I am a big football fan and couldn’t pass on the chance to see one of the best teams live. It turned out to be an entertaining encounter  with 7 goals, 6 of which were in the first half. Well maybe not so entertaining for those who came to see the away team.

Camp Nou

Camp Nou2

Street Lamp

Sometimes it’s in the details and it’s the small things in a big city that get your attention. This is just an average street lamp in Barcelona. It, among many other things, makes me think of how the city was a century ago. This particular one is from one of the parks at the very north of the city. You can see St. George’s cross on the coat of arms of the city, something I didn’t know just a few months ago.

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Sunset from Montjuic

Montjuic is a hill in barcelona, originally not the part of the city but the growing population and expansion of Barcelona has absorbed it. Montjuic has an interesting role in the city’s history, from the time of when it had to defend itself in medieval times to the times of the Spanish civil war. Nowadays, apart from its many attractions it hosts an open air movie theatre during the summers. I snapped the photo on my way to the viewing of a movie. You can see MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) in Plaça d’Espanya on the left corner of the photograph.

Sunset from Montjuic

Cricket

It’s not often you see people playing cricket in Europe. It got my attention as I was walking through the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona; the atmosphere seemed serious but at the same time very fun. I wish I knew the proper rules.

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