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Sunday, September 7
Visit La Boqueria Market in Barcelona!
Most important cities in the world have markets which they are more or less proud of, not because we as inhabitants are going to earn profit from selling products but due to the fact that major markets are a representation of traditions and cultural legacy handed down from past generations. What I mean is that we as a community are proud of El Mercat de la Boqueria or Mercat de Sant Antoni or Mercat del Ninot, because part of our history is present in those premises, in the architecture, in the products sold, in the way they are displayed, in the way things are cooked or the advice they give us to prepare a nice dinner the way our grandparents did, in the daily thriving of so many families that have been in this trade for ages. This is what we are and how we are and is good to see that visitors like it and get to know Barcelona by one of the most ancestral means, by the food. Check this youtube video of La Boqueria Market by denniscallan.
Barcelona pictures there are many, commented Barcelona photos there are few. I intend to provide not just images but information about the daily life of the city and aspects of artistic expression such as Barcelona sculpture, Barcelona architecture, Barcelona street art, Art Nouveau...
Barcelona is not a town you want to leave. From the capital of Catalonia you can make a number of one day trips for example to Costa Brava or you can climb the Muntanya de Montserrat. If you're looking for some entertainment, you can either go to the Salou amusement park, 100 kilometres away from Barcelona or to the town of Sitges, only 40 kilometres away and famous for its film festival and the carnival.
Carlos Lorenzo is a photographer from Barcelona, Spain. He publishes articles and pictures of Barcelona since February, 2006. He has a degree in English philology and currently works as data manager and database programmer in clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry. He is also a social media enthusiast and you usually find him at http://www.barcelonaphotoblog.com