Barcelona, a photo a day

Waiting at the Mandarin Oriental

The entrance to the hotel Mandarin Oriental, one of the many luxury hotels on Passeig de Gracia. The lady seemed to be waiting for… something, someone? Boring job, on a grey sunday afternoon.
Price per room per night, from 365 euros, or 516 US dollars, up to 1740 euros for a suite, or 2078 $. Which is quite OK, as the rate for a suite at the Arts Hotel can go up to 10.000 euros, or 14140.27 US dollars. Per night.

I started anothe little blog, posting not necessarily my best, but definitely my favorite photos from around the world. You’ll find them on top of the sidebar.

L’ entree de l’ hotel Mandarin Oriental sur Passeig de Gracia. Cette dame semblait attendre quelqu’un, ou quelque chose. Elle avait l’air de s’ennuyer ferme.
Prix par chambre et par nuit dans cet hotel,entre 365 et 1740 euros. Ce qui n’est pas trop mal compare a l’hotel Arts, ou une suite peut vous couter jusqu’a 10000 euros. La nuit.
J’ai commence un nouveau blog, avec certaines de mes photos preferees, prise dans le monde entier. Pas forcement mes meilleures photos, mais vraiment mes preferees. Vous les trouverez au dessus du widget de traduction, sur le cote.

18 responses

  1. Love, Love your photos. I put your blog on my post so others will find you and enjoy your pictures also.


    January 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm

  2. My oh my

    Aloha, Friend!

    Comfort Spiral


    January 26, 2010 at 4:16 am

  3. Definitely not your Motel 6. I sure wish I could see a shot of one of the nicer suites.


    January 26, 2010 at 4:03 am

  4. Working with students who do not do their homework, make fun of you and constantly are noisy, isn't much better than standing upon such a nice carpet.
    However, assume that sleep isn't that much different, either being home, in such an expensive hotel or upon a couch of a friend.
    Please have a wonderful Tuesday.


    January 26, 2010 at 2:02 am

  5. VP

    Interesting geometric composition, I took it for a painting… Great new header, I tried the link to your new blog, but it doesn't work now.


    January 25, 2010 at 7:14 pm

  6. JM

    That's a gorgeous entrance and a very well composed shot! Also like the new header photo.


    January 25, 2010 at 6:06 pm

  7. Leif, this is the very thing I was thinking about when I took the photo, yesterday! A bit of frost, and all those fancy and rich tourist would just slide this down on their… derrieres!


    January 25, 2010 at 5:18 pm

  8. I wonder how fast you'd go if you hoped on a wheelchair at the top and rode all the way down the entryway??!


    January 25, 2010 at 5:16 pm

  9. I'm sure it's a great hotel, but way too expensive for me!


    January 25, 2010 at 5:06 pm

  10. Louis la Vache, I can only agree with your choice of hymn, Eine feste Burg is one of my favorites as well


    January 25, 2010 at 2:56 pm

  11. WOW! This must be a fabulous hotel!

    Re your question about «Louis'» favorite hymn, of the ones Dr. Zerlang played in the concert, it would be the variations he played on Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott, that quintessential Lutheran hymn. «Louis'» absolute favorite hymn tune is Hyfrydol.


    January 25, 2010 at 2:53 pm

  12. Just found your blog and love your photos! You have settled in Barcelona for good? My mate and I are looking for a more permanent perch after having lived in various countries around the world, so we have a nomadic background like you.

    Life is short, let's not forget to dance.


    January 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

  13. I suppose it is possible that it is worth that much money to spend the night somewhere…but I can't quite figure out how…

    I mean, I like nice surroundings, but how much poshness does one need?

    Of course, if you've got “it,” there's no one stopping you from flaunting “it”.

    I really like the way you composed this shot! And I think you're right – it must be very boring standing in the same place for hours with nothing happening but trying to look like you're interested and doing something…


    January 25, 2010 at 2:01 pm

  14. Nice looking hotel.


    January 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm

  15. That's lot of money; I'll prefer something cheaper and use the money on smart glasses like yours and perhaps extra hair à la Robs 😀


    January 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm

  16. Hi sweet friends!
    I left this message in my blog…it's also here just in case, but please do not need to publish this comment!

    Hi Rob and Mandy ( I loved your new profile picture ),

    Hey…Don't forget that I'm not from Europe LOL 😉 almost a kind of tourist here!

    Anyway what I could find in my tourist guides about Maison de Bourgogne : first recorded in documents of 1447 – one of the oldest buildings in Luxembourg – since 1975 this Maison has been the headquarters of the President of Government.Also It takes the form of a patrician's house and today the former refuge accommodates some departments of the Ministry of Finance.
    ***Well, every time that I'm walking around this place I see no one there, outside, you know…it's really quite! 🙂



    January 25, 2010 at 12:35 pm

  17. C'est vraiment un luxe, certainement pas quelque chose pour moi! 🙂
    I wish I could!


    January 25, 2010 at 11:41 am

  18. This looks like a very posh hotel.


    January 25, 2010 at 10:31 am