Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sitting on Plaza del Sol, Barri de Gracia, Barcelona
Not that sitting on the floor on public places like squares is big news but in Gracia quarter for some reason it is almost the usual thing to do. Not that everyone there is a hippie or an "alternativo". Not that all of them are tourists that couldn't care less about local good manners. Possibly not that there's an evident lack of urban furniture to accommodate everybody. The fact is, it is a concoction, a sweet blend, of all that plus an extra additive of cultural engagement and adaptation to the Gracia environment, a living organism that models up its neighbors according to its historical background. In a certain way, that's the good thing about this part of town. Gràcia is a multicultural melting pot with a passion for art, for culture and social cohesion.
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)