Barcelona, a photo a day

The Med in Collioure


Well, back from too short holidays north of the border, in what is not Spain anymore, but still in Catalunya. Collioure, a very lovely small port between mountains and sea, absolutely packed full with northern European and French tourists.
It was not really going abroad… Here in Barcelona, the 2 official languages are Spanish and Catalan. And in the northern part of Catalunya, they speak French and Catalan. Catalan will never be an official language in France, as the French government would never allow any language other than French. History of other languages and dialects, or even cultures in France is a long and very sad story. The big bad word is : assimilation.
But still, same culture, same food, same dances than in the Spanish part of Catalunya. I will tell you more about it during the next few days.

Amis d’outre-Pyrenées, désolé d’avoir empieté sur votre territoire!

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5 responses

  1. Nice photo and nice blog!
    I will be back and take a better look at your blog soon.
    have a nice day!
    Greetings from Norway

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    July 16, 2009 at 11:54 am

  2. Superb shot. Beautiful ships! This is one of those easy-to-look-at photos!

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    July 15, 2009 at 11:48 pm

  3. Beautiful…

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    July 15, 2009 at 7:59 pm

  4. The water is so pretty and blue!

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    July 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm

  5. These are charming triplets you've shown us here. To you it may not be that different but to many of us it is all new and fascinating. Can't wait to see what you choose to share with us.

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    July 15, 2009 at 4:29 pm