Skies were exceptionally clear on January 25 after violent gales dispersed aerial pollution. Although less than 40 miles from Barcelona, Turó de l’Home, the highest (+-1,700m) peak in the Montseny massif, is frequently invisible from city hilltops. But the above photo taken from Carmelo district shows it unveiled and snow-wreathed.
In the next picture the distance to the Besós generating station is less, but the clarity is marvellous:
The final image is of police closing Park Güell, causing a Korean lady to cry “No! no! no!” and weep profusely:
The top half of the park is still closed, causing considerable annoyance to tourists who arrive via Vallcarca. Maybe this should be signalled somewhere down-town.
(Thanks JD for the photos and the Korean story!)
- Isn’t it too hot to go walking in Spain in the summer?
If you’re coming to Barcelona in the summer you probably won’t want to do huge amounts of walking around town because the heat is exacerbated by air pollution and humidity. However, if you get out of town and climb a bit, the picture changes dramatically.
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- The mugger mugged
Several Chinese have whispered me grossly inaccurate versions of this story, so here’s the truth, from the mouth of a horse who wouldn’t want his mum to read this kind of stuff on his blog:
I was having a drink in La Penùltima on Barcelona’s Riera Alta when in came what turned out to be
- Holy smoke
Why a power station on the edge of Badalona is the most important religious building in Barcelona
Check this fine interview with Violeta la Burra, courtesy of la Gazza Lazza. To demonstrate to you how much standards have fallen in recent years, here is a picture of one who would follow in her footsteps, despite having neither the legendary looks nor talent of la senyoreta Violeta:
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