Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Adeli de Gràcia

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Every once in awhile there appears a person who has a unique and distinctive look, in that good way.

Usually, as a street photographer, I look for that person. Someone who might look different from the norm, dress different, act different, and in today's world it seems like the norm might be the new different.

Sitting at McDonald's and to my right is a young man with hair piled so high ... higher than I've ever seen or ever noticed. Rather than take a candid photo, I approached him and while he didn't understand why I would want to take his picture, he agreed.

His name is Adeli of the barrio of  Gràcia. He had a smile that lit up the room, eyes that twinkled and a warm demeanor that made me feel good.

Do you see what I see?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Barcelona: Observe and be observed

Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Barcelona: Observe and be observed

Every day people of all genders walk, dance, and eat in the plaza of the cathedral; probably one of the most famous areas of the world. Street performers play their instruments, the city hosts events and others ask for money.

The cathedral's beauty, it's location and rich Roman history make the all important 'selfie' a must; especially posing in the Kardashian* style. Can you see yourself here?

Find a bench, sit, relax and enjoy the cathedral (basilica) like the three in the photo. You can be the observer and not the observed.

You will NEVER be disappointed.

*a foot and head forward with pouty lips

Sunday, November 22, 2015

La playa Bogatell

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What a surprise to wake up this morning and feel how chilly Barcelona is!

The apartment was cold and dressing in my street clothes felt like ice trickling down my back.

Eleven days ago the sky was sunny and WARM like a July day in November.

Hard to believe then and hard to believe now.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Barcelona prepares for the Christmas holidays!

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Hard to believe that another year is coming to an end but,

Before the end can begin, lights have been hung on major streets. For that matter, just about EVERY street is decorated for the upcoming holidays.

How odd to see the decorations. The weather was warm and sunny; an odd contrast to the Midwest in the United States this time of year. I've always associated cold, frigid and snowy weather with the Christmas holidays.

I saw the decorations hovering over the street on November 06, 2015. The city prepares early. Personally, I can learn from the ajuntament of Barcelona. I could try to be more diligent and timely in my postings but alas, I'd hate to make that a resolution or resolve to making any promises to myself. My track record to ME is not so good.

Unlike me, I bet YOUR GOOD!!