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.
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.
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.
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.
There has been a fair share of protests in Barcelona this past year. A lot of people feel that the region of Catalunya should secede and become and independent state. This man was trying to make the same point all by himself at Plaça Sant Jaume in front of the government building, Generalitat de Catalunya.