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Tight fit

20 May 2007 1 2 992
Barcelona has many small streets and alleys and sometimes missed opportunities for you if you don't keep your ears opened. We were winding our way through the Jewish quarter which has a myriad of small tight streets. We heard unique noises, reminding me of the low growl that elephants use to communicate with one another, but you can't hear. Intrigued, we made a right turn, and saw almost a child like models 'catwalk' and many, many people. A small boutique shops was showing off its summer line. I enjoyed, they enjoyed it, are you enjoying?

Serving up perplexion

22 Aug 2006 1 5 873
Ever try to take a photo of curved posts because for some unknown reason the posts just seem to hold your fascination? And on the post is a kid who finds you his fascination. Well ... after looking at this photo hundreds of times, I've decided that he gives purpose to the posts and so I publish this post. That will teach him.

Behind the dark, the day

29 Jan 2007 1 3 527
Flying from Barcelona to Switzerland, the dawn was breaking and I got to see the beginning of the Alps formations. I remember Words like grandiose, majestic, eery and isolated coming to my mind.

Post work-out payoff

25 Apr 2007 2 5 765
Jogging, joga, jumping certainly take a toll on your body. And, what's a good way to have your body relax after such a strenous workout? Why, drinking La Casera, a sweet fizzy soft drink and vino tinto, or red wine, another popular drink in Espana and just about every where else in the world. These 2 beverages combined with an intense workout and a power siesta will leave you relaxed and mellow. See for yourself!

Emily

07 Apr 2007 1 2 619
She was fun, tender and a great worker. She always greeted me with a hug y tenia una sonrisa que me encanta or a smile that enchanted me. Now what fast-food restaurant do you go to where the worker embraces you? She knew what I liked to eat and drink and always had my meal ready to perfection by the time I had to pay. I loved the bocadillo con queso y bacon ... which is a bacon and cheese sandwich. She left the restaurant for good to pursue a new line of work a year before I arrived back to the states. She was Emily and I wish her, her new marriage and baby well if and when she ever googles this blog.

Precious Moment

16 Jul 2010 2 646
I couldn't resist, Could YOU?!

A slip of the leg

19 Apr 2007 1 4 1008
No need for her to worry about her clothes getting caught on any part of the bicycle except to catch the eye of a roving camera.

Halloween in the middle of summer!

01 Sep 2006 2 908
On August 15, 2010, Barcelona's barrio de Gràcia will celebrate la Festa Major de Gràcia 2010. I've missed the last several years of the festa and for nostalgia sake I post this video of the 2006 winner carre de Torder, MY ALL TIME FAVORITE STREET . I LOVE THIS VIDEO!!! Now, what is la festa de Gràcia you might be asking yourself? Well, it's little streets within Gràcia that are outrageously decorated and prizes for the best decorated are awarded. Themes run from pre-historic times to aliens and star-trek like creatures to quiet corners like reading for the kiddies. It's Halloween except right in the middle of summer. Children end up having a great time and grown-ups a better time. If you click on CLICK , I found an itinerary of the weeks events displayed. If you like what you saw, just search la festa on my blog to see more. And! If you're in Barcelona that week, go, go GOOOOO!!!!

He takes a camera break

Who wore it best?

13 Jun 2010 1 502
Look at my post of July 12, 2010 called Five steps for an effective meeting , And, tell me, Who wore it best?

Five steps for an effective meeting

16 Jun 2010 2 592
Consider the location ... maybe a carnival might do. Never miss your next job ... always carry your cell phone. Surround yourself with trust worthy colleugues. Check the weather ... sunny days make you happy. And most importantly, wear comfortable clothing ... air-conditioned hosiery is smart.

How to tell if he's just that into you

13 Aug 2008 1 2 672
When I was 19, a fella named Joe took me to dinner on our first date and like all young girls, I was a nervous wreck. I dreamed of numerous forks and spoons set on the table and would I know which one to use. I dreamed of over eating, ordering the most expensive meal, and missing the food in my mouth. How I wished I could be calm and serene like this couple. They were soooo into one another. They were at plaça Gal-la Placidia, a cute park in the barrio de Gràcia. They sat there for a long moment quietly talking and seriously looking into each others arm pits and their own, completely oblivious of me or anyone else at the park. I don't know what kind of relationship they had but to me the moment was beautiful. Caring, sharing and communicating is how I defined the picture. We should all be so lucky!

Hope, fear or just plain tired

13 Aug 2008 1 3 612
I took this photo from inside a steamy restaurant in a favorite plaça of mine. It was dark with only florescent lighting illuminating the area Contemplating whether to chose a diet coke with ice or a diet coke without ice (life is so challenging) I saw this lady walking and just about to sit down. I got my camera ready, she sat, I took a few shots and here we are. I photo shopped for contrast and that's it. I wanted to keep the ambiance of the moment. I chose not to crop to show her aloneness in a big space. I hope you like the picture and that the photo evokes feelings and emotions for you as it did with me.

What are they thinking?

02 Jul 2008 2 4 470
Your guess is as good as mine. Don't they look great! They sat at a fountain located at carrer de Cucurulla on the way to the Cathedral and I couldn't resist.

A Bloom in Yellow

18 Sep 2005 1 4 448
The cactus and many other flowers were given to me by an expat from the states living in Barcelona. She died and her family gave me her entire cactus collection. I took what I could by hand and carrito and found my way back to the piso. The one you see here is, of course, hers. I photographed this beautiful flower when I saw its first bloom in my care. Thank you, Alice.

Who wore it best?

13 Jun 2010 328
Look at my post of July 12, 2010 called Five steps for an effective meeting , And, tell me, Who wore it best?

Tying the knot!!

13 Jun 2010 3 764
He's cuddly, cute, a dapper dresser and for those seeking good conversation, not tongue tied as evident in the photo. I don't know his name but he was quite engaging, with some tricks up his sleeve. He's the wizard of the Magic Show here at the San Mateo County Fair currently opened until Father's Day.

How to fall off a mechanical bull

16 Jun 2010 1 4 798
Very carefully! No matter what books you read or movies you see made of the Titanic, the ending is always the same ... the ship sinks. Now ... what does the mechanical bull have to do with the Titanic? Nothing much, with the exception that each participant, no matter how young or old, had the same ending ... they landed on their touckas. For me, I rather enjoy observing. To bad their isn't a county fair booth for my hobby! Click below to view more photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/barcalunacy/sets/72157624175436205

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