Barcelona, a photo a day

Where is our blogger?

This blog is about Barcelona. But, in many ways, it is also a blog about freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of thinking, of movement, freedom of vote, just simply freedom.
Amir, a fellow blogger from Tehran, has disappeared because he dreamed of freedom. The CDP community has set today aside to raise awareness about what is going on in Iran, about what happens to freedom.
Suppressing ideas has never been a successful way to make them go away.
Green, not only the color of Islam, but also the color of hope.
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16 responses

  1. Excellent!


    June 29, 2009 at 5:16 pm

  2. Our blogger is safe and free, so says on his site.


    June 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm

  3. Such a good choice for yesterday's solidarity for Amir. And heartfelt words too. Happily – and thank goodness, Amir is now safe.


    June 29, 2009 at 2:59 pm

  4. I'm glad for your support. I'd like to make you aware of this video. Jump to 00:27:10 if you don't like to watch the whole video. I think this is what most western countries deny but it is all connected.


    June 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm

  5. Hi ,
    I like your green grass photography,I hope to see more about Barcelona , a place we like to see.

    Happy weekend wishes:)


    June 28, 2009 at 9:31 pm

  6. Rob,
    I just discovered your blog by following your profile as a result of you signing up as a follower of my site. You have a wonderful Daily Photo site, and I scrolled back to look at all of your photos from the very beginning of your site.

    I learned of the safety of Amir from your site a little while ago. Thank you for spreading that very welcome news and for your sentiments in your post today.

    I have been to Barcelona only once, and for too brief a visit. I will look forward to seeing your future posts.

    By the way, I noticed a comment that you left about learning how to display larger photos on your site. I do not know how to do that and would be very grateful if you could forward to me whatever information you received about how to do that. The larger size of your photos makes them very vibrant. Thank you very much.


    June 28, 2009 at 8:46 pm

  7. Rob

    Well, I just read that Amir is home now


    June 28, 2009 at 8:26 pm

  8. Great photo!


    June 28, 2009 at 8:15 pm

  9. Not only is this post wonderful but your entire blog. Good to find you.


    June 28, 2009 at 7:13 pm

  10. Well said, well done. Thank you for speaking out today, for speaking is what we must do.


    June 28, 2009 at 6:06 pm

  11. JM

    Rob, I remember the baker's story so very well!
    Your post is wonderful!


    June 28, 2009 at 4:11 pm

  12. Step by Step–right on, Rob. thank you. MB


    June 28, 2009 at 2:07 pm

  13. Rob

    Thanks, Julie! I have seen so many things… I used to live in a very small portuguese town, some years back, and the local baker was ostracized, stoned, threatened, and finally kicked out of the country. His crime? His name: Usama bin Laden. He had been the local baker for 12 years.
    I could quote many more examples from other places where I lived, India, Vietnam, even Mauricius. We have to fight, even if it is a remote small scale fight. We need a better world, and I believe we can change it, step after step.
    Friends, take heart.


    June 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm

  14. A heart-felt contribution to the theme by CDPBs today, Rob. I agree with your thoughts about the value of freedom and add that the world over needs to respect the value of differing cultures and societies.

    I am so glad that you have chosen to participate in this special Theme Day. I hope that our missing blogger will be able to participate in our next Theme Day.

    The world is watching.


    June 28, 2009 at 11:07 am

  15. I hope our blogger from Iran is ok.

    Great to know about your photoblog Barcelona mate.




    June 28, 2009 at 10:43 am

  16. Mo

    great support for our fellow blogger


    June 28, 2009 at 9:39 am