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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Columbus Monument at Las Ramblas, Barcelona

Columbus Monument at Las Ramblas, Barcelona


I am finding it really hard to post today, as Barcelona FC has won the Champions League (Soccer Final Cup) against Arsenal, and I can only hear horns blowing in the street and people shouting...God, I wish I had a picture of Ronaldinho, Eto or Belletti to show you. I know that for most of you who may not be soccer fans this doesn´t really mean much but at least you would have had a great time watching.

I couldn´t find anything more appropiate than the statue of Columbus a notable symbol of Barcelona, showing the way with pride. (My admiration goes to Arsenal FC, a powerful and elegant opponent). Once it is all said, we shouldn´t forget Columbus Monument: A 60m high column designed by Gaietà Buigas i Monravà for the Universal exhibition of 1888 located at Plaça de la Porta de Pau facing Port Vell. In case you decide to take the lift, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Barcelona Port and Las Ramblas in the back. Wow, now they start with fire crackers! It is going to be a long night.

See Columbus Monument Picture on a Google Earth Map

8 comments:

  1. er..I dont enjoy soccer but am sure enjoying the details of this monument ! Nice shot !

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  2. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Lovely photo...but wanted to let you know here in Chicago lots of us stopped work in the middle of the day to cheer on Barca!

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  3. Thanks Fotoaddict, I am sure the photo is more interesting for a photoblog than my sports preferences, hahaha.

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  4. Thanks for your support, it is so nice to hear that all of you in Chicago had a great time celebrating Barca's victory.

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  5. Congratulations on Barca. Ofcourse with a Dutch trainer (Rijkaart) and the pupil of Cruyff (also Dutch) we followed the match with a lot of interest. What a night! What a suspense. Like you said, Arsenal proved to be a worthy opponent!

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  6. Thanks Dutchie, we have been always thankful to our Dutch players and trainers, they have done a lot for Barça. Yes, it was like a good thriller movie, which made everything even more exciting. We were about to lose and then Rijkaard put Larson, Iniesta and the new born hero Belletti who saved our...you know.

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  7. Wow, how tall is that??

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  8. 60 mts micki. Thanks for comment

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