Friday, May 25, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

BARCELONA PART XII 1950 to 1966










THE END

THE DARK SIDE OF BARCELONA DURING W.W. 2

WARNING: I deleted the most graphic photos save one I felt is " A picture that is worth a thousand words."

The woman who assembled the photo exhibit  depicting the nazi occupation  in Barcelona  during world war two
To understand the impacted the exhibit had on me click on this to enlarge.  I walked these same steps as this pack of animals did over 70 years ago. It was the first photo in the exhibition and it went downhill from there.






Prisoners unaware they were about to enter the gas chambers



Saturday, May 12, 2018

MONTSERATT ( mountain )

Montserrat
Montserrat des de Manresa.JPG
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Montserrat seen from Manresa
Highest point
Elevation1,236 m (4,055 ft)
Coordinates41°35′30″N 1°50′16″ECoordinates41°35′30″N 1°50′16″E
Geography
Parent rangeCatalan Pre-Coastal Range
Geology
Mountain typeConglomerate
Climbing
Easiest routeVia road BP-1121 from Monistrol de Montserrat
Montserrat (Catalan pronunciation: [munsəˈrat]) is a multi-peaked rocky range located near the city of Barcelona, in CataloniaSpain. It is part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range. The main peaks are Sant Jeroni (1,236 m), Montgrós (1,120 m) and Miranda de les Agulles (903 m).[1]
It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbeySanta Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary and which is identified by some [2] with the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian myth.
"Montserrat" literally means "saw (serrated, like the common handsaw) mountain" in Catalan. It describes its peculiar aspect with multitude of rock formations which are visible from a great distance. The mountain is composed of strikingly pink conglomerate, a form of sedimentary rock. Montserrat is Spain's first National Park
All photos of paintings are located in the Abby's art collection
In 1493, Christopher Columbus named the Caribbean island of Montserrat Santa Maria de Montserrate, after the Virgin of Montserrat.[3












Friday, May 11, 2018

BARCELONA OPERA HOUSE


FLAMINCO at the OPERAy FLAMINCO
This venue was built in the 1800's











BARCELONA PART IX

It's not an easy task picking a favorite eatery..  but my vote is PLA



Having a vegan restaurant and juice bar across the street from our apartment was a gift. It's TERESA'S to the left of Patty. This was taken from our balcony. 




Pick any street or back alley and you'll find a great tapas bar or outdoor  eatery.