Thursday, September 6, 2007
Red Flowers in Memoriam
How much I admire a person with a gift. Not the mundane kind of gift like when you have a talent to make money or to memorize the yellow pages, but the sort of gift that transforms an individual into a unique person, a historical character, a reference for generations to come. Most people have to die first so others become aware of their imprint on history but a few are lucky enough to leave this world with the satisfaction of not being just a number but an idea, a spirit, a name, flowing in the stream of the collective mind till the end of times. I did not have any particular reason to post these red flowers today but one item of news called my attention this morning: Luciano Pavarotti dies at 71. One single headline lost in a sea of tragic stories but ladies and gentlemen we should rise and give his eternal soul a stand-up ovation and throw a thousand red flowers in memoriam.
Una Furtiva Lagrima - Luciano Pavarotti
architecture (159) modernisme (77) art nouveau (69) people (46) sculpture (46) animals (40) las ramblas (38) barri gotic (33) sagrada familia (30) dancers (28) amusement park (27) beach (27) human statue (26) landscape (25) tibidabo (25) barcelona sculptures (23) barcelona streets (22) mosaic (22) güell (21) montjuic (21) sant pau (21) living statue (20) la boqueria market (18) lamp (18) costa brava (17) Catalan traditions (16) domenech i montaner (16) maremagnum (16) classic (14) la pedrera (12) graffiti (11) stained glass (11) portrait (10)