Friday, February 9

Barcelona Cultural Heritage Vandalized

Barcelona Cultural Heritage Vandalized
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In yesterday's post I advanced the news published in El Periódico de Catalunya about the criminal acts against Barcelona's cultural heritage. I am talking about the important damage inflicted on one of the main symbols of Gaudi's legacy: The Lizard or Dragon fountain in Park Güell. There are larger pictures in this article via 20Minutos newspaper to compare with this snapshot from my archives. What are we going to show our kids? What goes wrong with society to breed such monsters? Do you think hitting with an iron bar on a beautiful thing is human?. This is not a mere incident, this is a consequence of our own mistakes. Shall we burn that hooligan in hell or shall we teach this kid before it is too late?

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14 Comments:

Blogger Dsole said...

Puf... Carlos, this is another depressive vandal act... I can't really get it. What is wrong with that people? I don't know what mistake runs on his brain, but what is the solution? Afortunately it's not a common thing... maybe psychologist should study him...

11:44 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Maybe you are right or maybe he will hit him too. I think society lost this animal a long time ago, so we'd better deal with the new ones. Thanks for the quick comment Dsole.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Marjorie said...

Shame on those people! what's the point of doing this???

1:15 PM  
Blogger urindar said...

I think we can do both! maybe you can teach the kid while I burn the vandal with a flamethrower, how does that sound? its teamwork at its best ;)

1:57 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

-I don't know Marjorie, just blame it on a destroyed family, design drugs and cheap alcohol.
-Hmm an eye for an eye. Yep I'd rather teach the kid, I let the hot stuff for you. Don't tell anyone about the teamwork ;)

3:17 PM  
Blogger Ianqui said...

Wow. That's just incredible. I can't believe it. Not only is it sad that someone would do it, but it's sad that these things are probably now going to have to be covered up with fencing or whatever to prevent it from happening again.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Sad but the naked truth ianqui

4:20 PM  
Blogger Dsole said...

Ojo por ojo y todos quedaremos ciegos...
an eye for an eye and we all become blind...

4:30 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Wise words.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous A Canadian said...

This saddens me. It was not only an attack on Gaudi's beautiful art and the residents of Barcelona, but on all those who have had the pleasure of enjoying this in the past and, those who will see it differently in the future.

The perpetrators of this offence know not what they do. Perhaps some day they will understand.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Very sad story.
Such a beautiful piece of art, I hope it can be fixed.
Love your archive shot.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Hey Carlos, I'd like to join your Absolut contest. How do I do that exactly?

10:09 PM  
Blogger Alberta Guy said...

Your pictures have incredible picture. Keep it up.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Hi Dee, be my guest. It is really easy. I am going to be brief because I have a recent post with the rules which I will show you right now. In essence I need a link, the link to your picture on the Absolute Lomo wall. You can go there following my link or clicking on the badge in my sidebar. You register, upload your lomo pic, they give you the link and you send it to my gmail account. I will select two winners and they send the camera straight to your place. I got a lomography starter kit that way so I am 100% sure it works. Check my post (http://barcelonaphotoblog.blogspot.com/2007/01/my-vintage-camera-check-absolutlomo.html) . Feel free to ask. It is supposed to finish in two days but is not compulsory so I might extend the deadline a little bit and properly inform in due time. I wish you luck. (I can't be brief :)

11:25 PM  

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