A nice and quiet sky above Barcelona a few days ago.
Yesterday was not only the first day of autumn but also the official start of the yearly Merce festival. La Mercè is the annual festival (festa major in Catalan) of the city of Barcelona. It has been an official city holiday since 1871, when the local government first organized a program of special activities to observe the Roman Catholic feast day of Our Lady of Mercy, La Mare de Déu de la Mercè in Catalan. Although the actual feast day is September 24, the festivities begin a few days beforehand.
So, this weekend, big party! Hoping to see and to hear some good music, some major fireworks, giants, devils, human towers, Swan Lake… on a lake (yep), etc. Will show you all this, of course.
Meanwhile, this photo above is for the weekly Skywatch Friday meme. Click right here to see more about it!