Graffiti, Barcelona | Photo: Magdalena Urbanska
There are plenty of places, walls, gates with graffiti in BCN. Sometimes I smile when I recognize the work of the same artist in different areas of the city. This one I saw next to the Ciutadella Park and it surprised me a lot, the message is very different from others. Which is why I like it…
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On sale on the Ramblas, Barcelona | Photo: Tom Walton
Let's pretend the football didn't happen… Here's a fish: the animal rights activists want to get rid of them, and Barcelona's Town Council says it will, but there are still kiosks selling fish, birds and reptiles at the top of the Ramblas.
They're kind of sad, but they're part of the Ramblas, always have been and personally I'd be sorry to see them go. They've always reminded me of a phrase from a novel by Julio Cortázar: "agonía en una jaula atestada de golondrinas enfurecidas".
>> 30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona #17
The Spanish League comes to a thrilling climax tonight, on the last day of the season. If Real Madrid beat Mallorca, they'll win it; if they fail to do so, and Barça win away to bottom-of-the-table Nástic, Barça will.
Barça will be hoping Mallorca can do a "Tenerife", Real Madrid having blown the league twice on the last day of the season by failing to beat Tenerife, back in 1991-92 and 1992-93.
If that happens, get down to the top of the Ramblas at about 11 tonight for the celebrations; if it doesn't, pretend you don't really like football anyway!
En la acera… | Photo: Irene Ucha
Dream of this shape, and you're destined to come to Barcelona, Irene tells us…
Si mientras caminas ves el dibujo de esta acera, es que estás en la ciudad Condal…
Si sueñas con estas cenefas, es que estás destinado a venir a Barcelona…
On the Passeig de Gracia (you know, the big street with all those posh shops!), you'll find a more elaborate design, echoing some of the motifs you'll see on some of Barcelona's amazing modernista architecture.
>> 30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona #16