Posts Tagged ‘Barcelona’


Posted on January 29th, 2010 by by Valerie

Barcelona by the Sea

The part of Barcelona I most love is the seafront: the whole shebang, from Maremagnum to Diagonal Mar. I love walking down Avinguda Joan de Borbó early in the morning when the sea sparkles. The seafront is the outing of choice with friends and visitors, the perfect escape from computer-bound life in the Eixample. The […]

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Posted on January 7th, 2010 by by Valerie

Trouble at the Consulate

I’m not really into nostalgia wallowing or grumpy-old-woman rants. True, in my first years here, the Rambla wasn’t overrun by stag and hen parties in ‘Quiero Cerveza’ T-shirts—and there was no Starbucks! Huge trucks roared straight through the city along Aragón and the Avenida del Generalísimo (aka Diagonal). There was no ring road, much of […]


Posted on January 7th, 2008 by by Valerie

The Noise Police

Back to the frenzy that is Barcelona in its normal state. I wake to the roar of engines and machines in our patio de manzana and go to the balcony to check. Oh great! They’ve come to clean off the obscene graffiti that appeared over the holidays in the playground below. Later, mid morning, I […]

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