Fossar de la Pedrera tour

January 23rd, 2014 by nick


Short report on BTV on my Fossar de la Pedrera tours in Catalan/Spanish with Cementiris de Barcelona. Information here

Street art in Barcelona

January 23rd, 2014 by nick

Street art, Sants, Barcelona just now based on Augustí Centelles 1936 photo of militiawomen on Aragón front.

A bodega in Barcelona

January 23rd, 2014 by nick

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

Barcelona’s Somorrostro

October 23rd, 2013 by nick
Foto: Photo by Ignasi Marroyo showing photographer Joan Colom hanging from railing of Barcelona Somorrostro seafront, today's Olympic beaches, in 1964. Here still lived some of those who had lost the war. More here on the photo: http://enarchenhologos.blogspot.com.es/2013/10/somorrostro-frontera-i-trinxera.html

Photo by Ignasi Marroyo showing photographer Joan Colom hanging from railing of Barcelona Somorrostro seafront, today’s Olympic beaches, in 1964. Here still lived some of those who had lost the war. More here on the photo:

 

The death of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

October 23rd, 2013 by nick
Foto: Tomorrow is 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-v%C3%A1zquez-montalb%C3%A1n/ and a better one here by Mike Eaude http://www.isj.org.uk/?id=187

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

Griffon vulture in Barcelona

October 23rd, 2013 by nick
Foto: El voltor del Port de Barcelona ha estat finalment capturat pels Agents Rurals i ara s'està recuperant al CRF de Torreferrussa. Es troba bé i en companyia d'altre voltor, també ingressat.</p>
<p>El buitre leonado joven que merodeó durante un par de días por el puerto de Barcelona, ha sido capturado por los Agents Rurals y trasladado al Centro de Recuperación de Fauna de Torreferrussa.

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.

Barcelona skies

October 4th, 2013 by nick
Foto: Remarkable photos by Laurent Godel of swifts flying over the skies of Barcelona. More here: http://iglance.wordpress.com/

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.

Barcelona storm

October 4th, 2013 by nick

I love the Barceloneta just before a storm breaks. This one late August 2013.

Foto: I love the Barceloneta just before a storm breaks.

Montjüic in the early 20th century

October 4th, 2013 by nick

Montjüic in the early 20th century. No trees but no tarmac either. Still a mountain.

Foto: Montjuïc, principios de siglo xx.

Guadí’s snake?

October 4th, 2013 by nick
Foto: 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.

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.