I love going through town very early in the morning, the city is so peaceful, no tourist hordes. Here I am, at the famous Kabul backpacker, on Plaza Real, just off the Ramblas. The best time and place for a coffee!
Probably the very first church in BCN… Sant Jaume, well hidden in plain sight, on Carrer Ferran, just inside the gates of Barcino, the roman Barcelona, 1 mn from the Ramblas. It was renovated in 1388, but the earliest mention dates back to 985 AD, where it was called the old church…
You all have taps in our house, I suppose… This one, in the cloister of the cathedral, is better!
Watch out, here comes my bass solo!
More about the Sant Andreu Jazz Band here. They are very young and very good. You can find them on Youtube as well.
No idea what the event was, but wishing them all the best nevertheless!
A 5 years old Jpeg photo, from a non-DSLR, 3 MP camera. The so-called red bar, just behind the city hall. Nothing that a few tweakings can’t save from Jpeg hell, with the help of Saint Lightroom and Saint Photoshop, alleluia!
Rainy days in Barcelona, a storm front brought rain and much cooler temperatures. Makes for good photos.
El passatge del temps, the passage of time, is a small… well, passage, just next to the wax museum, off the Rambla, in the Barri Gotic.
Swing classes on Plaza Real, yesterday morning, with the young members of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band.
Excellent music, real good fun, fantastic weather!
And the press was here as well!
Portaferrissa, which means ‘iron gate’, was one of the main entrances to the fortified city of Barcelona in the 13th century. What remains is a 16th century fountain, with this fresco.
The small art market on Pi Square, the small and lively place just behind Santa Maria del Pi church.
One of the better looking restaurants in town.
The street lamps on the side were designed by Antonio Gaudi himself.
Some more cafe tables, continuing this month’s theme day. Heavy rain yesterday, but we had some very nice days already, and summer will be here soon. In a few weeks, instead of looking for the sun, we will be avoiding it, and look for a cool place in the shade. Good times are coming!
The historic main hall of the city hall, called the Salo de cent, the hall of the hundred (hundred councilors ruling the city in medieval times). 2 of my friends are getting married here this year, in May and November.
Not sure what that was about, but this is a very generous person indeed.
No, he didn’t give us any money.
Street music in Barcelona, always and everywhere. And look at this guy’s smile!
Just enjoying the sun and the newspaper.
Quite a wonderful graffiti, found near Our Lady of Pi church
…everywhere you look!
I love balconies in Barcelona, so full of shapes, colors… Here is one I spotted in the old town.
…in the fountain on San Filipo Neri square, 1/20 s, ISO 400, f/5.6, 450mm, aperture priority.