Detail on wrought-iron gate, Barcelona | Photo: Tom Walton
Not actually supposed to be an Orc from Lord of the Rings, I guess, but that's what it reminds me of. It's on a semi-ruined house just up the road from where I live.
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Una farola-pulpo, vista desde el autobús | Photo: Irene Ucha
En Barcelona, un viaje en autobús se puede convertir en 20,000 leguas de viaje submarino, donde una farola-pulpo nos ataca en las Ramblas.
Al final pagó un billete y subió al bus, bajó en el puerto y volvió al mar a buscar otras farolas de su especie…
>> 30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona #9
There are just two games left in the Spanish league and if Real Madrid fail to win away to Zaragoza tonight (TV3, 21.00h) and Barça beat city rivals Español (Canal Plus, 21.00h), Barça will go top. With the one remaining game for Barça (June 17th) being away to bottom-of-the-table Nastic, Barça will have all but won the league.
If you don't get to the game, get to a bar and watch it on the telly. If Barça go top, head down to the top of the Ramblas after the game for the celebrations.
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Out with friends at Chatalet | Photo: Magdalena Urbanska
In the neighborhood of Gracia there are hundreds of bars. But there is a special one, called Chatalet, where I met my friends when I came to Barcelona over two years ago. I keep on going there not only because of the great panini they serve…
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Trash People, Plaza Real Barcelona | Photo: Tom Walton
Only for a week, until June 9, we have 300 of HA Schult's Trash People adorning the Plaza Real in the city centre.
Constructed mostly out of tin cans with the odd computer component thrown in, they occupy most of the square. "We live in the trash time: we produce trash and we become trash. Therefore HA Schult's 'Trash People' are images of ourselves", according to the Trash People website (link below).
To be honest, I'd have been more impressed if they didn't appear to be mass-produced, weren't laid out in rigidly straight lines and weren't all the same height… Perhaps I'm missing something!
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