Photo of the day: Mònica

Mònica

Mònica Esquerro | Photo: Tom Walton

Mònica: "Nací en Barcelona y he vivido casi toda mi vida aquí (estuve 2 años en Edimburgo, Escocia).

Trabajo en la recepción de Español y supongo que mi cara es posiblemente la primera que ven muchos de los estudiantes cuando llegan al Departamento."

Idiomas: Catalán, español, algo de italiano, francés e inglés
Aficiones: "Bailarlo todo menos flamenco y viajar donde sea"

This month, Tom will be joining Magdalena Urbanska and Irene Ucha in our "30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona" special – this picture is the first of 30.

Magdalena Urbanska

Magdalena Urbanska

Magdalena Urbanska, self-portrait

Magda: "I'm from Poland and have been working at IH in the Marketing Department since 2006.

"I photograph people because that is what I find the most important and interesting. However I like to experiment and sometimes there comes a moment when you simply want to keep the impression that a place or a situation has made on you.

"One of the things I like about Barcelona is that there is a lot of space for such moments."

In June, Magdalena will be joining Irene Ucha and Tom Walton in our "30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona" special. You can see more of Magdalena's photography on her website.

30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona

In the month of June, we'll be posting a "photo of the day" here each day, a photo relating in some way to Barcelona, though not necessarily of its many, many tourist attractions.

Our photographers are Irene Ucha and Magda Urbanska, talented professional photographers who also work in the Accounts and Marketing Departments at IH Barcelona.

Irene and Magda will be joined by Tom Walton (above), webmaster at IH Barcelona.

Leicester (UK) born Tom adds: "I've lived in Barcelona for the last 25 years, working at IH Barcelona since 2001. I'm thrilled to be doing this project with Irene and Magda, though a little nervous — I'm a complete novice when it comes to photography. I got interested in it basically when I had kids. I suppose I do have one advantage: Barcelona is such a fabulous city for anyone with a camera!"

Favourite subjects: "Apart from my kids, Barcelona's many dragons, its windows and the sort of curios you see in the street — doorknockers, that kind of thing…"

Espanyol in UEFA Cup Final

UEFA Cup Final

Front page news: Espanyol made it to the UEFA Cup Final

It's not often that Espanyol — Barcelona's 'other' Spanish first division football team — make the headlines. They did this morning, having beaten favourites Werder Bremen 1-2 to reach the UEFA Cup Final (Glasgow, May 16) 5-1 on aggregate.

If you are coming to Barcelona, you certainly don't want to miss a Barça game at the Nou Camp, but a match at Espanyol's Olympic Stadium is quite something too.

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