Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Polaroids # 18

Back in Barcelona after so long...

Hadn't been in Barcelona for ages and it was nice to see that, besides still having so much to offer, this city is not resting on its laurels and keeps trying to improve (hello new beaches, buildings by renowned international architects, new restaurants, bars, design hotels, shops, exhibitions, festivals...). Unfortunately this also means an absurd amount of tourists everywhere, something I hadn't witnessed to this amount in Barcelona before. Consequently some of its unique character seems to have been lost in the middle of tourist-oriented businesses, but fortunately, so far it's just a small portion. And then there's the vibrant spanish tradition of being outside in the streets, meaning that, whatever time of the day, it's literally impossible to get bored in Spain's most international city.

(Pictures taken in Barcelona between 16th - 23rd May 2008)

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