Sunday, March 11

FC Barcelona - Real Madrid Fever At Las Ramblas, Barcelona

FC Barcelona - Real Madrid Fever At Las Ramblas, Barcelona
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Barça - Madrid yesterday ended up 3 - 3 thanks to a wonderful hat trick scored by Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi. Those of you who don't like soccer and prefer other sports please skip this part. As you know whenever there's an important match like this, Barcelona is somewhat soccer-dependant for one day. We decided to take a walk down Las Ramblas (I took some more pictures of human statues for my set at Flickr) and you could feel the prematch mood flowing in the wind. Lots of tourists and locals wearing Barça uniforms and even some very "happy" fans betting on who was able to run in Barça underwear around Plaça Catalunya like this young follower. Here is one of Las Ramblas street artists, in this case a man kicking the ball nonstop with every possible part of his body. I lost my count and get bored so I kept on going. By the way there is a man called the Maradona of las Ramblas doing the same stuff, who had the Guiness record for this activity and has even a fan club.
Important note: Today March 11th is the sad third anniversary of the terrible terrorist bombings in Madrid. A solemn act to honor those killed is taking place as I write this, so my deep sympathy to all those affected.


Blogger Kate said...

Carlos, I extend my sympathy to you, your city, its citizens, and the victims of this cowardly act. It's such a terrible way to express discontent. Violence is not the answer.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

I love soccer and real madrid is one of my favorite teams.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Dsole said...

The truth is I didn't watch the game. Madrid streets were empty, and it was so nice walk thru them...
have a nice day there!
me gusta más la otra foto... ;) A la gente se le va un poco la pinza con todo esto, verdad?

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Rock Kauser said...

It looks like he attracts a pretty good crowd!

7:46 PM  
Blogger Carol E. said...

I don't know much about soccer, but I like the colors and the captured action in this photo. Also, it doesn't seem like 3 years ago that the bombings in Madrid happened. My sympathies to everyone. What a terrible day! (I would have guessed it was only a year ago. Time flies.)

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Curly said...

Turned out to be a damned good game to watch too!

Never thought it would end as a draw.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Tony Morris said...

The game was great, but the Champions league game against Liverpool was better!

10:56 PM  
Blogger Jing said...

i like to watch the soccer games, but i am not a real fan of it. Just like the atmosphere~~~but i know some teams from Spain.
and i heard the news about the terrorist bombngs....Send my sympathy to the people there!!

shanghai daily photo

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Ralf said...

Perfect timing in this one!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Aleksander said...

wow...i can see...there are a lot of sports on the street

2:31 PM  

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