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Old men playing petanca

June 12th, 2010

Playing Petanca, Passeig de Lluis Companys, Barcelona [enlarge]

Here’s another photo from Barcelona Photoblog by Carlos Lorenzo. A group of pensioners standing around playing what in Spain is called petanca, “an image in Barcelona’s squares as familiar to us as that of pigeons”.  It can be played between two people or in groups. The winner is the first to 13 points. The game originates from southern France.