Barcelona Photoblog: Autumn Falls Over Vallgorguina Near Montseny Mountains

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Autumn Falls Over Vallgorguina Near Montseny Mountains

Autumn leaves around wooden table and benches [enlarge]

Everybody has its secret place to enjoy the beauty of autumn. This is one of my many hidden glades. The town is called Vallgorguina, near Montseny mountain and out of Barcelona. Well, in fact it is not too poetic and by any means secret because those rustic tables and benches are used for public costilladas (derived from ribs), a sort of BBQ where you make your own fire with the wood you buy there. You have to rent the grill but you carry your own meat. You pay the restaurant nearby for using the tables too. So as you see enjoying the fall is not that cheap anymore. One curious thing, the area is said to be a magic place where witches celebrate their aquelarres or sabbaths. Locals say they gather near the Dolmen of Piedra Gentil when there's a full moon. So try to finish your ribs before dusk.


  1. This has to be one of the all-time most beautiful autumn shots. I love your write-up, too, and the description of this place as "glades." The tables are amazing, so rough-hewn. I'd love to sit there with a the daytime before the witches arrive!

  2. Anonymous3:25 AM

    ah, full moon is tonight or tomorrow. a great place! i would be very happy to cook meat over the grill w/ eggplant & tomatoes - you and your family bring the wine and bread!
    we have "halloween" celebrations the 31st of october - the night before all hallows eve when the children are allowed to go house to house and ask for treats. everyone enjoys the fun....

  3. Ann Pablo said: " *sigh* we don't have autumn here in the country but thanks to this phots, i am given an idea how beautiful fall is. i love the composition and you wonderful use of depth of field. i was in barcelona last august and i loved the culture so much. be back there really soon. :D "

  4. -Lydia, you are too kind :)
    -You are bewitching me with the offer Deborah. I will bring the wine and the bread. Hungry now. ;)
    -Where are you from Ann? Thanks for the nice words. Come back soon.

  5. Anonymous7:49 PM

    Beautiful! the colors are so rich.

  6. Awwww this photo is truly gorgeous! Fab autumn colours.

  7. Love the conception and the result. Beautiful pic. well done.


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