Barcelona, a photo a day

Orfeo Catala

The Catalan Orpheon, aka the Palau de la Musica Catalana, one of Barcelona’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, celebrated today el Dia de la Musica, World Music Day, by opening it’s doors for free. The Palau was inaugurated in 1908, and is a wonderful example of Catalan Modernist style. If you want to know more about it, please go here.
I don’t know if the World Music Day is celebrated worldwide… It started in France in 1982, when Jack Lang, Minister of Culture, decided to celebrate summer by a big party. Basically, everybody started making music in the street, free concerts everywhere… It is now celebrated in many countries, even in Bahrain, so I heard today. Is it celebrated in your country?
Here is what Wiki has to say about it.

9 responses

  1. Susana

    J'adore cette photo, comme tu le sais déjà, tres belles photos Robert, je trouve ton travail super!! continue à nous faire découvrir Barcelone!!


    August 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

  2. Great shot!


    June 25, 2009 at 3:02 pm

  3. That's news to me. So it probably not celebrated in Sweden although it should be. And it sure is a fantastic photo.


    June 22, 2009 at 10:16 pm

  4. Happy Belated Birthday! I know Fête de la Musique from Europe. It's such a nice celebration. Seems you have 2 very good reasons to celebrate this day.

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    June 22, 2009 at 6:56 pm

  5. Fascinating link and a beautiful image.


    June 22, 2009 at 10:26 am

  6. That dome is glorious!

    Yes, Manila also celebrates Fête de la Musique, but my husband and I weren't able to go to any of the performances.

    And belated happy birthday! I hope you had a wonderful time yesterday.


    June 22, 2009 at 2:43 am

  7. The light is so beautiful. Nice image.


    June 22, 2009 at 12:04 am

  8. Wow that is a stunning image. Im not sure if world music day is being celebrated in Bath but it should be!


    June 21, 2009 at 7:14 pm

  9. What a beautiful sight!


    June 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm