Barcelona, a photo a day

society

Late night

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Many shops are open till 10 PM, to the great convenience of many working people. Need a carrot or chocolate late in the evening? No problem, mate! Although the same shops tend to close from 2 to 5 PM: siesta time. So, no chocolate, you wouldn’t want to disturb a spaniard taking a nap, no no no!
The baker at the Pi church.

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The paperboy

This little guy tirelessly stands at the entrance to a cafe in our street, giving out  Solidaridad Obrera, the newspaper of the CNT, an anarchist labor union.
Founded in 1907, the paper is  a free publication since 2005, financed with the support of subscribers and donations.

This is for Dragonstar’s weekend in black and white, of course.


Publicity is EVERYWHERE!

Even on this cow in a cafe window. Mandy discovered her.


The seedy (weedy?) post

So there’s this shop in our street…


Controversy

Ice-skating on Plaza Catalunya…. Very controversial, as many many Barceloneses think that the 700.000 euros cost to operate it is a slap in the face of the 4.4 Mio unemployed in Spain. And the rising poverty and misery which goes with it, as unemployment benefits are very low in Spain, and hundreds of thousands don’t even get them anymore.

But it brings a smile to this little girl’s face.

Our World on Tuesday, and until Christmas.