Street art, Sants, Barcelona just now based on Augustí Centelles 1936 photo of militiawomen on Aragón front.
Art in an old bodega bar in Barcelona’s Raval heroically resisting the enslaughts of design, ‘vintage’ and International Tourism.
Bodega Montse, L’Arc de Sant Agusti , 7
Last week (18th October) was the tenth anniversary of the death of the great Barcelonan writer Manuel Vázquez Montalbán. An article I wrote here on him http://www.barcelona-metropolitan.com/living/man-of-the-people—manuel-vázquez-montalbán/ and a better one here by Mike Eaude http://www.isj.org.uk/?id=187
A Griffon Vulture, which most unusually has been hanging around Barcelona harbour for the last few days, has finally been captured by wildlife agents, and is now recovering in a rescue centre. I’ve never heard of vulture landing in the city before, though apparantly a black vulture was spotted a few weeks ago above L’Hospitalet.
Remarkable and beautiful photos by Laurent Godel of Alpine swifts flying over the skies of Barcelona. More here on his website.
The Common Swift leaves Barcelona in late July / early August, but the larger Alpines will stay on till October before heading off for its African winter home.
I love the Barceloneta just before a storm breaks. This one late August 2013.
Montjüic in the early 20th century. No trees but no tarmac either. Still a mountain.
We came on this very young horseshoe whipsnake this morning on the stone steps of Guadi’s Bodega Güell in El Garraf built as a winery for the slave-enriched Catalan industrialist Güell. Albert, our toddler, was very excited by his first snake. Not venomous but this one was certainly feisty.