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Todo sobre Barcelona que deberias saber: Barcelona in Love

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Aquí sí hay playa. Y también historia medieval, arquitectura modernista, espíritu olímpico y cultura de vanguardia. Barcino, Barcelona o Barna, no importa cómo la llamemos, pues lo importante no es eso, sino lo que esconde dentro. Y, precisamente por ello, enumeramos 100 cosas de la Ciudad Condal que deberías saber para empezar a conocerla o afianzar vuestro idilio. Barcelona in love.

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Liceu Barcelona ofrece entradas low-cost

El Liceu aboga por ofrecer entradas más baratas para atraer al público joven

El teatro se lamenta porque acudir a la ópera “no figura entre las preferencias de los adolescentes”

El director de marketing, comunicación y mecenazgo del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Martí Torres, ha abogado  por ofrecer entradas más asequibles para atraer al público  joven, así como a más espectadores en general, a la ópera catalana.

En la segunda y última jornada del XV Encuentro de Empresas de Lujo, que se  ha celebrado en la escuela de negocios Iese de Barcelona, Torres ha lamentado  que acudir a la ópera “no figura entre las preferencias de los  adolescentes”.

En este sentido, ha apostado por ofrecer entradas de “30 y 40 euros”, así  como mantener los precios actuales en otros espectáculos, para que los jóvenes  contemplen la opción de ir a la ópera del mismo modo que van al cine o de  compras.

 

Barcelona: The Things I Will Miss

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Street Art BarcelonaBarcelona has left me perplexed, it was certainly not the place that I envisioned when I was still dreaming about it a year ago. On the first leg of my journey here I felt a very strong urge to leave and never look back. It lacked everything that I thought it had, yet also had many things I never expected. Getting to know this place has been a wonderfully exciting journey, and something that I won’t ever forget. It seems as though my time here is nearly at an end, and there are precious few opportunities left to explore and find great discoveries here.

I will certainly miss this place for all it has to offer and a part of me will always want to come back. Barcelona is one hell of a town to spend time in, and although it has many short-comings it also has many unexpected pleasant surprises…

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Tips on a Trip:

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Hi Frugalistas!

How are you going with your plans for your latest itinerary?  Have you got a good outline of where you are going, your budget and how you are planning on getting about?  In the final installment of this short series we fill in the blanks with all the special moments that will make your trip one to really remember……

1.  List all the things you want to do in each of your destinations

Taking into account the length of time you have in each destination, make a list of all the things you want to do for each of your destinations and prioritise them.  Check your guidebook, tourism organisation websites, blogs and travel forums, or just ask your friends to help you add to your own personal list of must do’s.

2.  Work out about how long each of your activities will take

I normally allow about half…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Delicate (Joey’s version)

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For the weekly photo challenge “Delicate”, I went back through some of my earlier work and came up with the following. These were taken in our studio with studio lighting.

 

I was practicing with studio lighting on these papyrus flowers. The first one almost looks like fireworks whereas the second took on a more ghostly type image. Both say “delicate” to me.

Mamiya 645 Pro TL 80 mm lens with #2 Extension Tube, Ilford HP5 @ 200

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A testament to one man’s faith – a visit to Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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Hi Frugalistas!

I’m not a religious person.  In fact I’m a card carrying atheist.  But I couldn’t help but be so moved when I recently visited the Sagrada Familia – the Gaudi designed Basilica in Barcelona.  Building has been underway for over 100 years now, and there are plans (hopes?) to complete the works in time for the centenary of Gaudi’s death in 2026.

Gaudi was a very religious man apparently, and it was this faith that drove him to spend the bulk of his life (and indeed until the end of his life) dedicated to this project.  But the Sagrada Familia is not just a testament to religious faith.  Regardless of your own spiritual beliefs, consider this:

Gaudi knew the church would never be completed in his own lifetime, but he did it anyway.  He needed to rely on others to continue his work, and to continue to interpret…

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Barcelona Kitsch – El Raval – Bar O`Barquiño

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Barcelona, el renacimiento Kitsch

Entre las labirinticas calles del barrio del Raval, se encuentra el Bar O´barquiño, donde todas las noches a partir de las nueve, suena un repertorio de canciones populares  que para algunos es lo mejor del folclore español, y para otros es la representación del caduco sistema franquista. Hay quien lo considera de mal gusto, otros pasado de moda. De todas formas, cada noche una docena de showmen entre 60 y 85 años en la segunda planta del local, han hecho de sus coplas y tacones un mantra, y de todo el show un ritual que conecta a los presentes y los  translada a una especie de limbo de lentejuelas y pelucas. Son viejas glorias que reivindican sobre ese “tablao” su dignidad , sus ganas de vivir y morir sobre el escenario.

Ni Pedro Almodóvar en sus primeras películas hubiera imaginado un escenario como el que se presenta todos los sábados por la noche en O’Barquiño.