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!)
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