Barcelona, a photo a day

Le Tour… is gone



After a very rainy day yesterday, with some accidents, today’s departure of the Tour was much dryer. No rain, not much warmer, a bit of sun. 224 km to Andorra.
I took this picture yesterday, sorry about the bad quality, was taken with an old phone.
For us living here, it was a bit of a nightmare. The routes of 60 bus lines have been changed, many roads barred, many Bicing stations closed (the bicycles you can rent everywhere). But it was the 3rd biggest event in Barcelona in 20 years, after the 92 Olympics and the ???? football world championship (need some help here with the dates!). IT WAS GREAT!!!
Anyway, if you want to see much better and sharper pictures of the Tour, please have a good look at Monte Carlo Daily Photo!

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7 responses

  1. Anonymous

    Fifa Worldcup in Spain was 1982

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    July 13, 2009 at 6:36 am

  2. Crowded, but what fun to see! Thanks for the photo!

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    July 11, 2009 at 11:50 am

  3. Great shot and really showing the speed in the rain. Thanks for kind words re Monte Carlo DP but don't forget I was taking shots with the riders stationary or pretty much so. Some of the dusk shots were taken a long way away and so are rather grainy. I wish I'd gone back to take the actual Grand Depart or that first Time Trial but was too sick. Will link to you again today, Rob.

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    July 11, 2009 at 10:52 am

  4. Quick snap! Was that Lance?! Go Lance go! I bet it was FUN to see!

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    July 11, 2009 at 5:42 am

  5. Hello

    Merci d'être venu sur le photo blog de Château Gontier puis celui du puy du fou.

    Pas facile de prendre un cycliste à 40km/h.
    Mais c'est très réussi et permet de bien rendre la notion de rapidité.

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    July 10, 2009 at 7:45 pm

  6. I love the quality of this shot. Makes it so immediate.

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    July 10, 2009 at 5:41 pm

  7. The shot's not that bad. I'm glad you got to see them.

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    July 10, 2009 at 5:22 pm