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    Green Veggies at Ninot Market in Barcelona

    Green Veggies at a Market in Barcelona
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    Just a curious way to dress up the stall at Ninot market in Barcelona. I am not fond of veggies and low carb vegetarian diets but have to admit they make a market stall quite more attractive.

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    Sunday, April 29

    Indian Punjabi Group

    Flowers from Madrid to Barcelona
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    This is the third picture about the Indian Punjabi Group. Some of you really enjoyed the colors so here it is. Greetings from Madrid to Barcelona Photoblog readers.

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    Saturday, April 28

    Flowers from Madrid to Barcelona

    Flowers from Madrid to Barcelona
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    Hi, as many of you know, this blogger is spending his holidays in Madrid but I am already missing you. I want you all to have a nice weekend so here are these wild orange flowers for you to enjoy all the splendor of spring.

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    Friday, April 27

    Barcelona Harbour Cruise: A City Teaser

    Sightseeing Along Barcelona City Coast
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    As I said in a previous post about sightseeing in Barcelona harbour and along the coast, a cruise on board of Las Golondrinas boats is a good teaser or appetizer before visiting the city. Of course you can plan your vacation trip in whatever order you wish!. Remember I told you about big and small boats covering a full route including harbor and coast or just harbour respectively, well, today in my blog I wanted to show you the old Golondrinas (see the one next to the steps?). This photograph I took on departure on board of one of the modern ships. It was great to take pictures as the landing docks grew tinier in the distance. The wooden platforms and stairs were full of tourists as you can see. To the left the Columbus Monument and a little to the right of the Golondrina, the Harbor Authority building, featuring an impressive architecture which I intend to cover in a different post soon. The next days I may be publishing irregularly because I will be in Madrid until next Tuesday. I suppose I can publish from the hotel. In case I can't, you will get your daily dose of images in a row on Wednesday.
    Feed Issue: I am tampering with blogger labels again so feed subscribers may have noticed the service broken. It is a well known blogger issue that, upon changing old labels or typos, the feed shows old posts as newly published. This inconvenience has been fixed now. In case anyone is interested you can find the workaround here.
    Note: From here I would like to thank Conny of Saabrücken Daily Photo, for choosing me as the winner in her Haiku competition and recommending my link too.

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    Thursday, April 26

    Catalan Sculpture: Satyr Riding on Top of Dolphin

    Catalan Sculpture: Satyr on Top of Dolphin
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    This is a satyr riding on top of a dolphin blowing a seashell. A clear allegory of a Triton, the merman son of Poseidon, half man half dolphin. There are four of them, being restored at Duke of Medinacelli Square next to Passeig de Colom and Moll de la Fusta (see Google Earth map picture). There are four satyrs in all, surrounding the first iron monument built in Barcelona (Damia Campeny, 1851), a big column holding the statue of Admiral Galcerà Marquet, Counselor of Barcelona in times of King Alphons the Magnanimous of Aragon. The place takes its name after Luis Francisco de la Cerda, Duke of Medinacelli who was the Spanish viceroy of Naples who yielded a part of the estate to the city town hall to build a square after the old Sant Francesc convent was demolished in this area of the city waterfront. The mythological creatures are being restored now but it will surely be a nice place to stay when water springs out of the seashells again. It is a recommended square to sit and relax under the shade of big palm trees on your way from Columbus monument to Maremagnum going along Passeig de Colom. By the way, did you know, that when this square was built the sea used to hit directly upon a high wall or malecon right across the road and all you see nowadays beyond Passeig de Colom is land gained from the sea? But that is part of another story.
    Recommended: If you like social communities and web 2.0 stuff, follow this link via mashable: Social Tracker. Don't get too hooked up on this new toy!

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    Wednesday, April 25

    Sightseeing Along Barcelona City Coast

    Sightseeing Along Barcelona City Coast
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    Sightseeing Barcelona city harbour and coast is one of the most gratifying experiences in our Mediterranean urbis. As in some other major cities like Paris, London or New York, taking a boat to navigate along the river or the coast in this case helps you to take visual shortcuts throughout the territory you are going to explore in the most pure discoverer or pioneer style. Sightseeing boats in Barcelona port are called Golondrinas (swallows). You get tickets and depart from Moll de la Fusta in front of the Columbus column monument and prices are not expensive considering today standards. You should know that there are the classic smaller ships which were the original vessels seafaring inside the harbour for about half an hour and more modern boats doing just that plus a cruise out of the port mouth and along the coast till the Forum area on the other side of the city and return to departure point. Last weekend I travelled on one of these and believe me the one hour and a half journey really was worth the 10 Euros I paid. I thought my fellow photo bloggers would love to take a peek too as an appetizer for a future visit. I hope you like this waterscape and the reflections on the intense blue sea.

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    Tuesday, April 24

    Dancer in Punjabi Dress at Moll de la Fusta, Barcelona


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    To follow with the Indian Punjabi Group pictures I leave you with this beautiful dancer. As you know they were performing at Moll de la Fusta during Intermon Oxfam activities. I took some other colorful shots that day. I was really surprised by the brightness of the day and the intensity of color tones in the dress and other garments.

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    Monday, April 23

    Bascule Bridge La Porta d'Europa, Barcelona Port

    Bascule Bridge La Porta d'Europa at Barcelona Port
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    La Porta d'Europa is a basculant mobile bridge at the entrance to the port of Barcelona by Juan Jose Arenas de Pablo, Profesor PhD. of Special Structures of Design at the University of Cantabria in Santander City. He is also known by other famous works like the The Bridge of the Barqueta (main entry of the EXPO-SEVILLA 92), The Bridge of HispanoAmerica in the City of Valladolid as well as The Cathedral of The Wines in Navarra. The Porta d'Europa bridge insures traffic between island (due to increasing traffic volumes a new harbour entrance has been built and part of the port becomes an island) and mainland while retaining the existing harbour entrance. State port authorities are incorporating private investment to enlarge the docks facilities, maximize maritime foreign trade of Catalonia and make Barcelona harbour a world class port that responds to Europe's increasing need for transport, distribution and logistic services. If you want to see the bridge from this perspective take the Las Golondrinas sightseeing ships at Moll de la Fusta. This is a Google Earth aerial photograph of La Porta D'Europa Bridge in Barcelona Port.
    Note: Today is St. George's Day or Sant Jordi in Barcelona. Men are supposed to give women a flower and sometimes a book and viceversa with no flower of course :).

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    Sunday, April 22

    Punjabi Turbans and Oxfam at Moll de la Fusta, Barcelona

    Punjabi Turbans and Oxfam at Moll de la Fusta, Barcelona
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    These Punjabi Turbans could be seen at Moll de la Fusta today as part of the XIII Solidarity Party organized by Intermon Oxfam (member of Oxfam International), in 47 Spanish cities to claim for the better world we can altogether build and to explain participants what is being done to defend human rights. There were musical groups, games for kids, international cuisine dishes like Indian or Filipino and dancers like the ones I particularly enjoyed: An Indian Punjabi Group of boys and girls in traditional Punjabi colorful clothes that were like candy to my camera. I managed to reach the backstage to capture the turbans from behind against the sky. The pose is totally accidental but I like the resulting silhouette of both starched fans that are said to be a distinguishing feature of social standing among men in Punjabi communities. Punjab comes from the Persian words panj (five) and ab (river) and means "Land of the Five Rivers." Check this source for more information. The event is supposed to gather 200.000 participants when it is over next May 5th and 6th in remaining cities.


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    Saturday, April 21

    Ninot Market, Barcelona: Fresh Mediterranean Food

    Ninot Market, Barcelona: Fresh Mediterranean  Food
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    The Mercat del Ninot (Ninot Market), is one of the best places to buy fresh food in Barcelona and worth the visit if you appreciate the benefits of healthy Mediterranean cuisine products. This renown traditional market, located in Mallorca, 135 between Casanovas and Villarroel streets, has more than a 100 years of history behind. It was inaugurated in 1894 as an open space in Les Corts, that was back then, a town out of Barcelona. In 1933 it was remodeled and covered with a big metal roof to give it the look that we can admire at present. The name Ninot comes from a small ship's figurehead located on the façade of a famous tavern that sold the best wine in the area. The figure can still be seen in the Drassanes Naval Museum of Barcelona. The place is very big so I decided to show you one of the fruit stalls, called Natura't which belongs to Luis, a friend of mine! Wanna try the best fruit in Barcelona, grab his strawberries or his pineapples, simply exquisite. Here is another shot of the Ninot Market and a link to the official site which is in Catalan only.

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    Friday, April 20

    Bank of Sabadell Diagonal - Balmes, Barcelona


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    This is the emblematic Banco Atlantico building, as seen from carrer Balmes in the city of Barcelona, which The Banco Sabadell Group acquired from Arab Banking Corporation. SabadellAtlántico was then adopted as the brand name of the commercial bank for the whole of Spain. This Bank of Sabadell branch is as we said before established in what used to be Banco Atlantico, a high-rise building, in fact the first skyscraper built on Diagonal Avenue. With its 83 meters and 23 floors it has a privileged view of the city which is not too tall. Construction of Banco Atlántico was completed in 1969 by architects Francisco Mitjans Santiago and Santiago Balcells. I hope you enjoyed watching Balmes street and the combination of old and relatively new architecture.
    Now to relax a little bit after such a boring litany on banking I leave you with todays' recommended link. This time a humorous video. Maybe you have seen it before, it's about music, classical and modern. I say no more, please watch: Pachelbel Rant

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    Thursday, April 19

    Catalan Art Nouveau: Modernist House at Colonia Guell

    Catalan Art Nouveau: Modernist House at Colonia Guell
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    We return to architecture. Weird, innovative, futuristic art nouveau architecture. This is not precisely the house of my dreams although I would like to have one of my own with my own garden, my own garage and my own privacy. Scattered across the neighborhood in the heart of old Colonia Güell, the textile industrial community run by Gaudi's mentor Eusebi Güell, there are modernist houses like this who belonged in most cases to distinguished citizens in the village. Although the workers' houses aren't that bad either. I guess living in this place which is still inhabited must be quite an advantage since it must be protected by official institutions that want to preserve Catalan cultural patrimony. Real estate business has gone wild nowdays in Spain and particularly in Barcelona so finding a tiny, take-it-or-leave-it apartment is an adventure and a life term bleeding contract. Having a lot with a brick house like the one in the picture would imply selling your soul to the devil.

    Recommended: First, an impressive gallery featuring a collection of all sorts of spirals. And last but not least, Barcelona through the eyes of Kansas City Daily Photo - during her recent trip to my city. By the way, there is another spiral among her pictures.

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    Wednesday, April 18

    Fresh Spring Flowers Online From Barcelona, Spain

    Fresh Spring Flowers Online From Barcelona, Spain
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    Fresh spring flowers for my stock. My online collection is growing so fast that soon I will be able to open a separate photoblog for flower plants. No need to call 1800 numbers to order a bouquet. Come around here every other day and I'll give you your daily dose of colorful flowers in between stones and landscapes. This time I found these strong pink specimens with pointed fleshy leaves and well defined petals. Here is a good list of flowers you can use to help me find the name. I know some of you are real experts so I count on you. I wish I could give you tips on how to plant bulbs for the new season but I can't possibly be more ignorant on the matter.

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    Tuesday, April 17

    Modernist Door and Mosaic at Crypt in Colonia Guell

    Modernist Door and Mosaic at Crypt in Colonia Guell
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    So this is the entrance to the crypt in Colonia Guell, the textile complex property of Eusebi Güell. The gates to the sanctuary: a big metal door topped by an elaborate mosaic created using the trencadis technique, that consists of breaking tiles in small shards to compose an image which in this case portraits the Holy Trinity. I gave you enough detail yesterday so if you came here directly check previous post. Both Eusebio Güell and Gaudi were religious men who also had a passion for architecture, in different ways of course. In the case of the Catalan empresario it was more the will to immortalize his name and legacy. As the mosaic is the most remarkable piece in this composition I will show you a detail too.

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    Monday, April 16

    Colonia Guell, Barcelona: Art Nouveau Stained Glass Window

    Art Nouveau Stained Glass Window, Colonia Guell, Barcelona Spain
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    Colonia Guell, was a textile community which was established in 1890 along river Llobregat like many other such water-powered industries. There was an important recession from 1885 to 1890 in this sector. Eusebi Güell, an important Catalan businessman who commisioned Gaudi many of his works (remember Park Guell), had to move his factory from Sants to his lands near the city, the municipality of Santa Coloma de Cervelló at present. In 1880 there were important steam-powered factories near Barcelona, like Can Batlló in Les Corts or La España Industrial and Vapor Güell in Sants that were slowly declining. Antoni Gaudi had started to build a church for all the community inhabitants in Eusebi's estate but it finally ended up as a mere crypt (but what a crypt!) due to the financial problems of his mentor in the middle of this economic crisis. The entrance to the crypt in Colonia Güell is quite similar to the impossible inclined column pattern imitating the aerial roots of trees in Sagrada Familia, in fact this small sanctuary served as a small scaled model for the cathedral. I took this interior picture of the stained glass windows, featuring a cross but also suggesting a big flower as elements of nature were a leitmotif in all of Gaudi's work. The image is taken in a hurry as opening hours are limited due to Mass service. So I only had 10 minutes to madly rush along the oval temple and then run up the external staircase to the unfinished part of the building where the church was supposed to be (there is only a small belfry). I was the last one to come out of the ugly fenced perimeter which makes it impossible to take a decent full scene shot. More to come tomorrow.

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    Sunday, April 15

    Purple Flower Plant


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    To keep my virtual online "flower shop" alive and to quench the thirst of some avid photo bloggers that come here often for an inspirational image to post on their blog as is the case of Happy Catholic for example, I appreciate that, we show you here today a little patch of purple flowers which I think are daisies but of course can be anything else depending on the taxonomy book you're using or the image footer you are borrowing it from on the internet. I never thought I would devote so much time to flowers but photography as well as life is full of exciting detours.

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    Saturday, April 14

    Exotic Animals in Barcelona: Marsupials - petaurus

    Exotic Animals in Barcelona: Marsupials - petaurus breviceps
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    As exotic animals seem to have a big audience in Barcelona Photoblog, let's talk about Marsupials, in this case, a couple of petaurus breviceps or gliding possums aka Sugar Gliders. Small animals that resemble squirrels, originally from Australia and New Guinea (North of Australia). Australians visiting this blog might say "hey that ain't exotic at all". Any animal coming from the other side of the world (New Zealand is Spain's antipodes)looks pretty exotic to me. Sugar Gliders are around 16 to 20 cm, they have a membrane that runs from the forelimb back to the hind foot which allows them to glide from one branch into another. In fact I have a picture of the petaurus made to fly on purpose but totally blurred and maybe offensive for animal protectors (my friend just wanted to show me how it glided). As far as I know it is illegal to have Sugar Gliders as pets in some states in the USA. In Spain it is the only legal Marsupial. Why Sugar Gliders?, they eat tree sap, gum, nectar, pollen, manna and honeydew although they don't say no to a juicy cricket (this I witnessed!). They don't like to be alone and utter a unusually loud shriek for its size when at stake. And that's all folks. Yes, you didn't click on an online pet store link by mistake. This is, still, a photoblog about Barcelona. Have a nice weekend.

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    Friday, April 13

    Potter Magic in the Medieval Era: Suria Market

    Potter Magic in the Medieval Era: Suria Market
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    This potter seemed to have a magic wand, everything he touched suddenly acquired weird forms that little by little and against all odds finally became the most unsuspected object. But Mr. Potter here was no magician, he was a modest craftsman disguised in medieval clothes impersonating a medieval potter, one of the many trades so typical in Medieval markets in the outskirts of towns, like the fortress town of Suria to be more precise. If you want to see a stonecutter photographed the same day follow the link. There were more pictures about Suria which you can find searching in Blogger toolbar on top of the page or in my Technorati searchlet. The intense colors are created using Color Lab effect in PhotoKit Color 2.0 - Photoshop Plugin by Pixel Genius.

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    Thursday, April 12

    Barcelona Waterfront: Poblenou and Diagonal Mar

    Barcelona Waterfront: Poblenou and Diagonal Mar
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    From this point on, there starts Sant Martí District in Barcelona which includes Poblenou Waterfront in the foreground and Diagonal Mar that you can partially see in the background. This part of Sant Martí is relatively new and appeared thanks to the 1992 Olympic Games and the Universal Forum in 2004. In Diagonal Mar there is a whole new skyline overlooking the Forum area (see the solar panel back there on the horizon?) and Poblenou Waterfront is made up of five blocks or illes with private gardens. Just behind such barrier you find some old warehouses and factories as well as new buildings that have been turned into design studios, modern offices or dot-com enterprises. But that is a topic for some other post. And I almost forgot, to the right, Barcelona beaches: Mar Vella and Nova Mar Vella.

    Recommended: The Green Generator, a YouTube emulator player you can embed on your website to paste any video url or code so you can watch You Tube, Google Video or IFilm among others, generating and managing your own playlist and customizible skins. It was added on April 9 to Widgetbox and it is a hot blurb now at Technorati. Demo at Peebee's blog

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    Wednesday, April 11

    Towns in Spain: Giant in Monistrol de Montserrat

    Towns in Spain: Giant in Monistrol de Montserrat
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    Tallest man marries tiny woman...no, no, no, that was a hot headline some days ago and it was in Mongolia. I wish I could give such scoops here in my modest blog! But nah, we're gonna have to aim low profile. Well at least I have a camera to show you places and things that maybe you haven't or you won't see ever, like this little town called Monistrol de Monserrat near Barcelona. Just another Mediterranean Spanish town that holds a market once a year and takes out its tallest giants to entertain its inhabitants. I have mentioned this place before in the following posts: Costumes, Catalan Folk Dance Troupe, Giants, Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Oil, Pumpkin, Candy Stall, Say Cheese.
    Recommended link: Have you ever wondered what you would do if you lost all of your posts. How would you upload them back? Do you have a copy of your precious site? You can use a program for this: Blog Collector. Read intructions carefully first and always backup your template!

    Tuesday, April 10

    Garden Flowers: Orchids

    Garden Flowers: Orchids
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    As you know I am not precisely a flower connoisseur but I can't help taking pictures of them in any context. This time I got these orchids for you. I spotted a nice bunch of them in a jar at the house of one of my friends' grandmother. Notice the white wall which gave me a good neutral background. I couldn't get rid of all the noise but it looks nice in this medium size. Don't forget to follow the link and learn about Orchidaceae family. You can read things like: "The term 'orchid' derives from the Greek ορχις orchis, meaning "testicle", from the appearance of subterranean tuberoids of the genus Orchis" or "One orchid genus, Vanilla, is commercially important, used as a foodstuff flavoring, the source of vanilla. The underground tubers of terrestrial orchids are ground to a powder and used for cooking, such as in the hot beverage salep or the so-called "fox-testicle ice cream" salepi dondurma".

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    Monday, April 9

    Colorful Houses by the Onyer River in Girona

    Colorful Houses by the Onyer River in Girona
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    This is a view from a bridge over River Onyer in Girona. The old part of town with colorful houses almost touching the water, the Cathedral and the former collegiate church of San Feliú being restored.
    Recommended: Quick and helpful photography tips by Andrew Hudson adapted to different levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

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    Sunday, April 8

    The Wall Walk in Girona, Catalonia

    The Wall Walk in Girona, Catalonia
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    The city walls dating from early medieval times are a good place to enjoy a privileged view of Girona. The point where I am right now is the longest stretch conserved and can be reached from the Jardí d'Infància, on the banks of the Onyar river which I will show you tomorrow. I know that this personal photoblog should concentrate on Barcelona but I consider it fit sometimes to include other provinces inside Catalonia so you have the chance to get an idea of the cities and towns you can visit once in Barcelona. Girona is 103 Km North East of Barcelona, on the way to France. Sometimes it is cheaper to fly to Girona which is near Costa Brava or the Pyrenees and has good road connections with the capital of Catalonia. Here are some airlines that operate a flight to Girona Spain. Girona is the city with the fastest growing population in the last decade (28,5%). Recommended: A walk through the narrow streets of the historic Jewish quarter or any of the monuments mentioned here. A list of some important hotels in Girona.

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    Saturday, April 7

    Orange Flowers

    Orange Flowers
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    Today I resume the flower posts. I leave you with these beautiful three orange flowers in a row. I would say they are daisies but I am not sure so I leave it up to you to find out. Yesterday's post was a little gross I know and besides I did not realize it was just the day Christians are not suppose to have meat. I am sorry if I hurt any feelings. It was a coincidence and almost a bad joke. I had that post on my mind for a long time and I chose a bad day for publishing. Well, I hope you like my flowers and that they give you peace of mind to enjoy these holidays.

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    Friday, April 6

    Blood Sausage: Botifarra Negra

    Blood Sausage: Botifarra Negra
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    More on Catalan sausages. The most common products are the white sausage (botifarra blanca) which requires only meager meat, the blood sausage (botifarra negra) with fat and blood and fuet, a thin, cured dry sausage. Blood botifarras are later boiled, fried or grilled and served for lunch accompanied by salad, pork meat and red wine. I have to thank people from Vallverd d'Urgell, Lleida who gently allowed me to take pictures, witness the poor pig slaughter or matanza and invited me for a succulent lunch.

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    Thursday, April 5

    Catalan Sausage or Botifarra: The Slaughter

    Catalan Sausage or Botifarra: The Slaughter
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    Here is a picture of a Catalan sausage or botifarra. The typical Catalan sausage is made of pork and spices. Botifarra is also a game of cards and what you do with your finger or arm to other drivers when they suddenly get in you way. Today I will show you some pictures of the procedure followed to elaborate a sausage. Good traditional products are hand made in small towns the old way. Many times inhabitants celebrate special occasions killing an animal following more or less the same ritual: a skilled neighbor is called to take charge of the slaughter or matanza which starts early in the morning. Once the pig is killed, women pick up the blood and innards while the same butcher takes care of the meat. The ladies mince the meat, saltpepper it and stuff it in the bowels' skin previously cleaned. More of this process tomorrow. The butifarra in the picture is a raw blood sausage which looked great for my food set on Flickr over the wood of the table.
    PS: If you noticed any old photo of mine in our City Daily Photo portal or in any feed reader, it is due to an abnormal functioning of my atom and rss feeds. In order to correct the error I wiped out all the google labels just in case. Maybe they will be back some day when blogger is not that beta-like anymore. The swicki which was based on the tags is going crazy now. I apologize if any of you came here from Google search and was led to a blank page. Try using my Technorati labels or use the search box on top of the blog. You may get my feed from Bloglines which seems to read properly. I am waiting for robots to crawl my site cause my cache is gone too. Don't worry I will come out of this one.

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    Wednesday, April 4

    Human Statues in La Rambla de Barcelona: Biker

    Human Statues in La Rambla de Barcelona: Biker
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    Human Statues in La Rambla de Barcelona really have an astonishing imagination. How do you dig a bearded man in a thick suit looking like Uncle Sam or ZZ Top, escorted by two skinny companions (two skeletons) that pedal along with him in unison?. A lot has been said in Barcelona Photoblog about street artists, statues in La Rambla de Barcelona and their predominant role in broadcasting a good image of the city. I recently installed a technorati searchlet on my sidebar where you can browse my blog to get all tag related posts; there is also the new swicki (still being trained). So why not entering "street artist". I suggest you use the same Google label below today's image. Of course you can always visit my Street Artists photoset at Flickr. Better than that? Come to Barcelona for Easter and watch them live!

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    Tuesday, April 3

    Almond Tree Flowers for Easter Holidays

    Almond Tree Flowers for Easter Holidays
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    Easter is here and many are already on holidays. Anybody there? Not my case. I keep on posting flowers in my stubborn crusade against best blogging practices, not to repeat topic. The almond tree, Prunus dulcis, grows flowers in the early spring right before the leaves. Talking about sunny skies and beautiful flowers is sort of science fiction gibberish right now. It is raining cats and dogs tonight in Barcelona but they say the weather will give us a break by Friday. Many towns in Spain will take their holy images for a walk in procession and everybody is crossing their fingers. Catholics, atheists and believers of all credes meditate, pray, disconnect from the real world or celebrate the old Roman way, you know. I am planning to open a florist shop to send you flowers online, I accept credit cards. Just kidding. I wish you all a happy Easter.
    PS: I heard about Tsunami killer wave in Solomon Islands. My condolescences to the victims. I hope no one there in Asia gets hurt or affected.

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    Monday, April 2

    Purple Spring Flowers in Barcelona

    Purple Spring Flowers in Barcelona
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    No, I am not a florist, I don't send flowers by UPS nor became a garden enthusiast over the weekend. It is just that spring is coming and I have a strong addiction to beauty in nature. I apologize for not posting enough Barcelona related posts but the time comes when you don't take those long walks around the city for various reasons. I think that I have covered many topics and places so far so why not giving my mind a little rest with other aspects of life other than street photography. This picture and yesterday's I took in a garden at my friends' house in Argentona, Barcelona.

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    Sunday, April 1

    Red Hot Spring Flowers in Barcelona

    Red Hot Spring Flowers in Barcelona
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    Red hot flowers whose name I don't know. I skipped most of my botanics classes or at least I wasn't paying much attention. Why should I if I have true experts in flower names among you? One thing I am sure of: they have a strong red tone and the sepals are fleshy in appearance so I find them somehow sensual. I can't take away that American beauty scene from my eyes, I don't know why? The new week is about to start so I send these flowers in a bottle to all my friends in the other part of the world.

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