Barcelona Photoblog: Playing Petanca, Passeig de Lluis Companys, Barcelona

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Playing Petanca, Passeig de Lluis Companys, Barcelona

Old men playing La Petanca, Passeig de Lluis Companys, Barcelona

Here are some old men, retirees perhaps, playing petanca in Passeig de Lluis Companys, next to famous Arc de Triomf.

According to wikipedia: 'Pétanque (French pronunciation: ​[petɑ̃k]; Occitan: petanca [peˈtaŋkɔ]) is a form of boules where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally "piglet") or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground'

This as you know is quite common in Catalonia and I have covered it in a previous post.

I like the fact they are standing in groups and they are quite concentrated in the strategy of the game.


  1. Yes they are all looking very serious - it must be an important match ..

  2. While becoming older I start noting how handsome and beautiful old people are. Thank you for reminding.

  3. Anonymous1:47 AM

    Guess they are able to invent life anew, hopefully enjoyed playing this game. A nice Sunday for you.

    daily athens


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