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Skywatch Friday


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!

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13 responses

  1. Beautiful sky!!

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    September 24, 2011 at 4:57 am

  2. Gorgeous shot.

    My Skywatch, have a safe weekend!

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    September 23, 2011 at 9:26 pm

  3. The western European skies are so beautiful this fall.

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    September 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm

  4. I love the shape of the clouds, and the gradations of colour!

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    September 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

  5. Fantastic SWF shot!

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    September 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm

  6. DJ

    Lovely photo! I was lucky to be in Barcelona a few years back during La Merce, it was great fun 🙂

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    September 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm

  7. Fantastic sky – wow… 🙂

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    September 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm

  8. Beautiful sky, they colors are gorgeous. I hope you have a fun time at the festival this weekend. Happy skywatching!

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    September 23, 2011 at 9:29 am

  9. Wonderful picture! 🙂

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    September 23, 2011 at 8:54 am

  10. Ooh! Glorious palette of colour!

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    September 23, 2011 at 7:31 am

  11. Swan Lake on the lake sounds fabulous, can't wait to see the pictures. Sounds like you are in for an exciting weekend! Btw the sky above is superb!!

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    September 23, 2011 at 6:33 am

  12. Beautiful scene and colors on the sky.
    I'm waiting the new photos 🙂

    Regards and best wishes

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    September 23, 2011 at 5:38 am

  13. Have fun!
    We wait for the special pictures.

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    September 23, 2011 at 4:55 am