Barcelona, a photo a day




It’s theme day again, on the City Daily Photo portal! Summer is coming (in the northern hemisphere anyway), so let get stylish!
2 stylish people in a stylish car, bliss! Click here to see more photos on this theme.

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

If you are lucky enough to be in Sitges in 2 weeks, you will enjoy the floral festivities. The whole city is covered with living carpets made of hundreds of thousands flowers. This year, it will be on the 6th and 7th of June. Don’t miss it!



…on a theme of Paganini. This is what he was playing, on a blue violon. By Rachmaninoff, originally for piano and orchestra. He gave it his own twist, a difficult task, more Jean Luc Ponty than music school style. It was cool, he was cool. The beach-addicts in Sitges just threw him a passing glance.

Hi neighbor


Friendly but shy moggie in the neighborhood.

Doggy in the lamplight!


How much for the doggy in the window?

The Mont Roig Cafe

A very popular place in Sitges, 30 km south of Barcelona. A respite from the heat, and a salon for ladies who talk.

Pride. Catalunya. Cheers.

You might recognize the bat… You can find it on every bottle of Bacardi rum. Well… It is a cuban-catalan drink, as the guy who invented it, Facundo Bacardí Massó, was a child from Sitges, 30 km south of Barcelona, before emigrating to Cuba in 1830. The town of Sitges is enormously proud of him!
I chose black and white for this, as the Bacardi website talks about earthquakes, fire, revolution, destruction…
OK. Might have a drink now, after all this.


A Sitges saying (Sitges is a small and very pretty seaside resort 35 km south of Barcelona): wherever you are in the world, always find your way back to Balmins Playa.
This signpost is situated 49 meters from the playa. Exactly 49 meters. Not 50.


It is HOT!!! The heatwave covering the whole of Europe is still not abating. Here is a good place for a cold drink in the shade. You might even want to listen to the Phil Collins version of the eponymous song. It is rather good.


Sitges is the birthplace of Facund Bacardi i Masso, the founder of the eponymous rum distillery. And the municipality of Sitges had the very good idea not to put the statue of the man himself, but this rather wonderful statue.

I already posted this on my other blog, but I like it so much that I could not resist posting it here as well.

The tree…

… in the middle of the street.

Many more orange photos here


Waiting for all of you to come down here to visit us!

Sitges playa

Still Sitges, on the same sunny day… Or is it???

Sunny days in Sitges

Sitges, 30 km south of Barcelona, originally on a sunny day, with a nice blue sky…
And here is the original RAW shot, untouched.

World’s end?

Here is one I made earlier. Happy end of the world, everybody! C ya all tomorrow!
Well, Skywatch Friday, of course!

Corpus Christi

The Corpus Christi celebrations in Sitges, last Sunday. over 160.000 carnations used to transform the narrow streets into lush carpets.

And here is how they did it.

On the rocks…

Kind of running out of ideas for giving this post a title. What would you call it?

Not a nude beach 2

I was in Sitges, 35 km/20 miles south of Barcelona, last Sunday. It was very hot, with a strange mixture of blue sky and very dark clouds. Therefore, this is for Skywatch Friday.

About the title… I posted this other picture with a similar title a few days ago…. and had a (not so) surprisingly high number of visitors. I am not into SEO, search engine optimization, but this is just… fun. We’ll see-)

The place to be

Wouldn’t you agree?

Not a nude beach 1

The green lady was the only one in the buff yesterday in Sitges. On this beach anyway.

Watery Wednesday…

…in Sitges, 30 km south of Barcelona, and not the Caribbean.
I know, it’s been my latest header photo for the last couple of days, but I couldn’t resist posting it for Watery Wednesday!

Monochrome 2

The very pretty town of Sitges, 35 km south of Barcelona.

Hard-working dad

It can be hard work, going to the beach!


Sitges, yesterday afternoon. This is for the Weekend in Black and White meme.