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    Mexican Hats in Barcelona

    Red Mexican Hat in Barcelona [enlarge]

    We accept not without remorse and anguish the presence of assorted souvenirs that are made to content visitors who are curious about Spain, its culture and its many regions. We accept with resignation folklore and stereotyped patrons which are not necessarily linked to this part of the country but what we can't definitely understand is what the heck do Mexican hats have to do with us. With all due respect to Mexican culture which is rich, colorful and beautiful, I wonder why we sell tourists tokens that are alien to our traditions and what is worse mislead tourists that think we sleep siestas leaned on a porch hidden under the brim of our enormous hats.

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    7 Comments:

    Blogger Darlene said...

    Greetings from Chicagoland!

    I studied in Barcelona for two months last year and unlike most visitors, I fell absolutely in love with the city.

    I am absolutely delighted to have stumbled upon your blog; your photographs are excellent and it is so nice to see some familiar sites, as well as many things I missed while I was there!

    Hopefully I will be able to see Barcelona again before too much time passes. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

    8:31 AM  
    Blogger KNITTING ART said...

    Very Interesting Photos, I wish i were there :)thanks...

    1:06 PM  
    Blogger Carlos said...

    I am delighted that you found my blog and it brings some memories darlene. Hope I can give you your daily Barcelona dose so to speak.

    Wishes come true, quite often, knitting art. Thanks to you both.

    1:30 PM  
    Blogger Hyde DP said...

    Is it Mexican? It is a sun-hat - don't we find them in many warm climes - my wife bought one in Singapore - we still have it although it is never worn.

    10:43 PM  
    Blogger Carlos said...

    Yep a hat is just a hat as long as it protects from the sun. ;)

    8:57 AM  
    Blogger Ketary said...

    Si! Sombreros "tipicos" de barcelona! :-))))

    7:12 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I always though that buying a mexican hat i Barcelona would be the same thing as buying a cowboy hat in Glasgow (Scotland), yes, very typical ignorance.

    12:46 PM  

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