Barcelona Photoblog: May 2008


Saturday, May 31, 2008

Maori Warrior at Port Aventura Amusement Park, Salou, Spain

Maori Warrior at Port Aventura Amusement Park, Salou, Spain [enlarge]

You know what maybe the tourist in last post was lucky after all. Maybe if you didn't dance dressed like that for the crowd you would receive severe punishment for such great dishonor and you would have to face this. The scary look and the menacing gestures of a maori warrior. Man, imagine landing on the beautiful island a long time ago and being approached by a group of such warriors performing the famous dance. Wow, now I know how it must feel before the rugby match.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Maori Girls Dancing With Guest in Port Aventura

Maori Girls Dancing With Guest in Port Aventura [enlarge]

This young man saved us all from being randomly chosen by these beautiful maori girls at Port Aventura Amusement Park in Salou, Spain. I mean, who hasn't dreamed of being on a desert island, surrounded by maori girls and all...but that doesn't mean you have to dress like a scarecrow for the joy of the crowd. Tourists!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Masks, The Mystery of Carnivals

Carnival masks in Barcelona

This one has a halo of mystery and fantasy. I chose to leave it pretty dark to concentrate just on the masks. It is not carnival anymore but I forgot to post it when I had to. Never is too late for beauty though. Looking for more? Check more pictures of the Catalan Carnival in Barcelona:

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Narrow Alley

Narrow Alley [enlarge]

A narrow alley in the old part of town. I think it can be El Raval but I am not sure. As you see it was winter when I took this photograph.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sausage Closeup

Sausage Closeup [enlarge]

This is just that, a closeup. A sausage so close you can feel the smell and you only have to stick out your fork and pick it up.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Small Lake in the Afternoon, Ivars, Lleida


This is the newly recovered lake or pond at Ivars, Lleida. It had been dried up during Franco's dictatorship and now it has been flooded again to bring back the original flora and fauna.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Agbar Tower Distant View

Agbar Tower Distant View [enlarge]

Agbar Tower by Jean Nouvel as seen from the distance, to be more precisely standing at the walk along the beach.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sardana Dancers

Big Sardana Circle of Elderly Dancers

Dancing in front of Barcelona Cathedral is traditional in Barcelona. This kind of folk dance is called Sardana.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sardanas at Barcelona Cathedral

Sardanas: A Traditional Catalan Dance

Elders gather in front of Barcelona Cathedral to engage in a traditional Catalan dance called Sardana.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tango Dancers II, Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain

Tango Dancers, Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain [enlarge]

I am not too talkative today and besides an image sometimes speaks for itself. You all know what tango is. I only have to say that you can watch dancers like this couple at Las Ramblas in Barcelona. By the way this is the second time they appear in my blog, see the previous snap which is very similar although less contrasty: Tango Dancers in Las Ramblas I

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