Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tapa i àpat

Folks! If you're looking for tapa meals and you happen to be in the barrio of gràcia walking on carrer Gran de Gràcia passing building #44 then YOU have to stop at the Tapa i àpat restaurant.

Let me tell you why!

Locals frequently dine there.

They know how to fry foods which can be a bit tricky.

The service is above par.

Menus are in different languages for the Catalan challenged.

You are special, even if you are a pesky tourist.

So ... all you have to do is order, smell the delicious aromas, eat and pay for the food.

I remember this cafe fondly.

But I warn you. I haven't been there in over a year and this is what I knew, for we were frequent customers. After all, I did shoot this photo to remember the place.

Give them a try and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Real Magic

The little girl with the banana sees herself riding the dangerous dragon, happy and fearless.

Little did she know that 10 months later her time would come.

And, her mom would survive.
Align Center

An aside note: In case you're wondering, the picture was manipulated with photoshop.

It was soooo easy and fun to do.

I thought I needed to say something in case any of you thought this picture was real.

And, I personally know some folks who might think so.

Hmmm ... what does that say about them?

More importantly, what does that say about ME knowing them?

Gotta go. I hear voices.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


About 20 years ago I was given this baby photo.

As far as I know, it's the only infant picture of this child who, at the very least, was 9 months old decades and pre-decades ago.

barçalunacy as a child

I treasure and protect this photo and today I finally scanned it.

So, I delight in it's existence and share with the world this picture of


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Year of the Tiger

On behalf of the entire family, Nisha wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year.

The Year of the Tiger
Now, some of you may wonder why her photo was chosen ... hmmm?

Well, I was trying my darndest to get GOOD solo pictures of the other girls but I failed.

Her photo was the simplest and I was able to do a photoshop treatment I was dying to try.

I hope you like it!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Personality Counts

I first saw him walking on the street a few blocks from where this photo was taken.

I saw only his back but he had a strut that would've put John Travolta to shame and I was interested.

So ... to my surprise and a smile on my face I found him, "singing" into a tin cup and oh, how I wished he would walk that walk.

Personality Counts

You would have liked him. He had an exuberant and electrifying personality that would make any street performer proud.

I love the street artists and got to know some of them pretty well in Barcelona.

A street-performers life is very hard and a little kindness (like a coin or two) in their direction wouldn't be a bad idea for either you or them.

I invite you to view my flickr photo gallery of the these special people who made my life a little bit richer.

 Barcelona’s Street Artists View barcalunacy's Barcelona’s Street Artists FLCKR photoset.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Window Dressing

She obviously looks confident, surefooted and projects an air of self-assurance.

But, to some, she may appear to be cocky, blunt and full of hot air.

Would you vote for her?

I would!!.

She certainly can't be any worse than the blunder-heads presently elected who represent their best interests.