Friday, August 11, 2017

Stop Animal Cruelty Activist in Barcelona



Today at Sant Jaume square, the political and governmental center of Barcelona, there was this funny but convincing animals right activist, all by himself, denouncing cruelty with eloquent signs and collecting signatures from passersby. There were many more signs lying all over the pavement with overwhelming pictures depicting animal abuse that certainly made you more aware to say the least.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Man with Taqiyah Cap, Barri Gotic, Barcelona

Muslim man wearing Taqiyah cap

Man wearing a taqiyah cap and sitting in a narrow alley of El Barri Gotic in Barcelona. The light seemed ideal for meditation.

The Broken Cherry Case


Picking up the cherries were they, cleaning up the traces of their messy crime in plain afternoon light

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Barcelona Biker

Barcelona biker [enlarge]
Barcelona Biker
This guy that resembles the main character from The Walking Dead in disguise, at least to me, stood right in front of me at the pedestrian crossing and I found it interesting to grab that concentrated look.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dirty Laundry

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Dirty Laundry
After a long walk looking for a good shot you might not always get what you want. Maybe you look up in despair and regret about your bad luck that day and then you realize that you had the answer, right over your head. Moral of the story: Your subject for the picture is not always in your line of sight. Take a look around and you'll be surprised.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Man Smoking at Barri Gotic, Barcelona

Man Smoking [enlarge]
Man Smoking
Capturing an instant is thrilling but a selfish act anyway. Although you are just being a witness documenting time and will not profit from the result, it is their life anyway and you were not supposed to be there opening that window for others to gossip. But we are humans, we are social, we want to know, we want to document our history and learn about the past or improve the way we experience our present. We have wonderful eyes, and the power of our tongue and our brain to transmit our message to our peers but with a camera we have the possibility to freeze that second that went by, that mysterious span of time that is no more as I am writing this post, gone, finito. Isn't it great? We can do magic and so we will go on being selfish on behalf of our curiosity. When you are approached by somebody with camera think a bit on that.




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bodega Lluis in Barcelona

Spanish Bodega [enlarge]
Bodega
There used to be a lot of bodegas in Barcelona, a sort of wine shop and tapas bar, where you could buy bottles of red or white wine, vermouth, cava, etc or simply bulk wine while you were having a nice tapa, but this sort of business is slowly yielding ground to stores ran by immigrants or shutting down because owners retire and their sons don't want to go on with the family tradition. Anyway, some are still there spread around the city, some retain the original mood and charm and others have reinvented themselves to survive adopting a new concept. In case you want to visit them, here is a short list: Bodegas in Barcelona. In this picture, you have, Bodega Lluis in Calle Pinar del Río, 74. They have the best anchovies in the city according to many clients, including me. But this blog is about street photos so, just like to point out that I like the scene with the man looking towards the entrance and the light coming in this small universe of bottles and wine casks.