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Fossar de la Pedrera tour

January 23rd, 2014


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

A bodega in Barcelona

January 23rd, 2014

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 storm

October 4th, 2013

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

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

Foto: Montjuïc, principios de siglo xx.

Dolphins spotted in Barcelona harbour

April 25th, 2012

Remarkably, four bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) were spotted inside Barcelona harbour (Moll de Barcelona) last month by wildlife experts, the first sighting in recent times in the port itself, though the animal is reasonably common in waters off Barcelona. Loved to have seen them! More here in Catalan

Iconic photo by Català-Roca

March 6th, 2012
Iconic photo by Català-Roca of gypsy girl with doll from Montjuic with the Canadenca chimneys and Poble Sec in the background. 1950.

Carrer d’en Mallà

October 14th, 2011
Street scene in Carrer d’en Mallà Barcelona, 1908. By Artur Mas

The story of El Paral.lel

June 22nd, 2011

My lastest article in Barcelona Metropolitan. A history of El Paral.lel in Barcelona

Parallel, 1913

February 8th, 2011

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Remarkable photo by Frederic Ballell of El El Paral.lel in July 1913, when the avenue was the centre of Barcelona’s nightlife. Music halls, cafés, prostitution, cabaret artists, bon viveurs and a hotbed of anarchism. Many more old photos here

The only Spanish witness at the Nuremburg Trials

December 10th, 2010

Latest history article for Barcelona Metropolitan on Fransesc Boix, the only Spanish witness at the Nuremberg Trials.