Guerra Social / Social War

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I took this photo in Lérida, a small city in the West coast of Catalonia. As you may have heard in the news, Catalonia is at the moment reopening the debate (which never had been really closed in fact) of their independence, as something around 1.5 billion people (spanish government said 600.000 people, organizers said more than 2billions) walked peacefully in Barcelona on the 11th of september claming their independence.
In this part of Catalonia, I’ve seen a lot of tags claming revolution and “guerra social” – social war (I’ve got some other pics that I’ll download later) an also loads of independent catalonian flags. People here spoke mostly catalan, and as a matter of facts I didn’t really feel being in Spain when I was visiting there, but more in Catalonia only.
Anyway this is a very complicate and controversial debate, and even after living one year in Barcelona I can’t say whether I’m for or against the Independence of Catalonia.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

     “Things are always better in the morning” – Harper Lee

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This is what woke me up last morning, an amazingly beautiful sunrise over Barcelona city. I guess I don’t have to explain why I chose this photo for this week’s challenge, why every day is a renewal of the previous one. This photo has absolutely no editing or retouching.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

“The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry” – Louis de Bernières

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

This a (dead) tree, not a bin

So this is what I saw while walking in the narrow streets of the Barrio Gotico in Barcelona : a homemade sign on a thin tree trunk, saying “This is a (dead) tree, not a bin. Thanks”. There was also a trolley chained to it, so I admit some people actually did consider it as a garbage can.
Oh, and also : the big fish tagged in the background is made by an artist called El Pez. There is a lot of his graffitis all around Barcelona, go and google him!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon” – Winnie the Pooh


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