• Tuesday, April 22

    Pigeon on Street Water Tap

    Pigeon graffiti on water tap in Barcelona

    Don't bother trying to feed the pigeon, in fact you can go and drink from the tap, the bird won't fly. It was funny, cause the fact pigeons are so many here in Barcelona and so exposed to a great range of illnesses, makes them look sort of unhealthy and you tend to regard them as rats so probably you wouldn't drink with one of them that close. This painting on the wall, did play a trick on me. It is so strikingly real. This picture was taken at a square next to carrer Carders. If you want to see more street art in our city please visit my previous posts: Crucifixion on Decay Wall or Graffiti on Ancient Door or follow labels street art and graffiti.

    Thursday, April 17

    Fruits of the Forest Icecream in Barcelona

    Fruits of the forest icecream detail

    Warm weather is here and with it the everpresent icecreams. I spotted this lucious fruits of the forest icecream somewhere in La Barceloneta. Actually, I took a big pistachio scoop. Not that I don't enjoy berries but pistachio and mango are my favorites. Nevertheless, from all the possible choices for an icecream shot, I think forest fruits or frutas del bosque probably is the best. Which one is your favorite?

    Tuesday, April 15

    Paella Menus at La Barceloneta: Lover's Choice

    Lovers kissing at Paella restaurant, Barceloneta

    On a lovely sunny day of April, tourists and locals alike start storming the streets of La Barceloneta not only to have a first rendezvous with the beach but also to frequent one of the many restaurants along the promenade in front of the marina. Not that all locals are prone to choose at random in that area as it is well known that many of those restaurants offer pricey menus and could do better with the same old ingredients. The amount of tourists is so gargantuan that it is better to sit and catch the easy fish without a bait than to learn the art of angling. Of course there are nice restaurants along the walk, I have been there sometimes but be careful. Anyway, no matter the quality and the good taste or not, those terraces with people basking in the sun while having some succulent paella and drinking sangria do create a wonderful scene for the expectator's eye on the way to the waterfront. These lovers and their magic kiss unknowingly portray the happy atmosphere of a perfect day of Spring when you are about to enjoy the perfect meal with the perfect sight. On the glass panel, the paella menu, luring or deterring, make your choice.

    Saturday, April 12

    New Trends: Facial Massage, Carrer Carders, Barcelona

    Facial massage carrer Carders, Barcelona

    Walking along carrer Carders in Barri de la Ribera, Barcelona there was this very chic salon where this guy was giving his client what it looked like a very proffesional facial massage. Massage is not something that I am very familiar with and thus I shouldn't be talking about here but the skillful hands gently rubbing the man's face, the light and the perfect design of the shelves in the background did make me snoop inside the shop with the camera. As you can see I could not remain anonymous in this case. The fact is that this neighborhood has grown in brand new trendy places such as this that in a way help clean the image of this part of town and attract tourists and locals alike to otherwise forgotten alleys of casc antic.
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