Last post from Barcelona

It’s a long weekend here in Barcelona since today is a holiday (Labour Day here) and most people had yesterday off as well. We spent the weekend alternating packing with meeting friends to say goodbye, whether it was over coffee, a beer, lunch, dinner or the best gelatto in the world.

Things we’ll miss from Barcelona:

Our friends

lunch at jax

Francesca & Keiko Pau & Mireia

sandwich

las tres chicas

the beach at St Pol de Mar

Beach

watching children play at the squares in Gracia

squares in Gracia children

the ice cream from Pl. de la Revolucio

gelateria

the cultural festivals that celebrate local culture

Castellers

children

a nice cortado

cortado

Things we look forward to in Toronto

our friends

Montreal friends

friends from TO

our apartment in an oasis in the city

Village Green

having coffee with friends at Kensington while watching the world go by

coffee at Kensington  coffee at Kensington

going cycling through the city

cycling

also the neighbourhoods, the festivals throughout the summer, going to a bar without worrying about cigarette smoke (I’m quite sensitive to it, last night we had to leave early from a restaurant even though we had a great time because my eyes were stinging really bad from all the smoke), wandering the city without worrying about pickpockets, watching the seasons change…

Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

6 thoughts on “Last post from Barcelona”

  1. pois é… as fotos de Toronto não são tão boas pois nós estávamos ainda engatinhando na fotografia… Prometemos fotos melhores quando chegarmos por lá!

  2. O que são esses cafés aí?! Meu Deus! Adorei.. mas só poderia tomar num baita frio, e depois de uns dois copos d´água, senão meu estômago ia reclamar. ;-)

  3. Uma das coisas que me chamaram mais atenção foi o lustre prateado na cozinha.

    – adorei o ladrilho/parede; toda a decoração da cozinha: colorida sem ser totalmente moderna.

    – as fotos têm uma “limpeza” que parece que é “ao vivo”, por isso que falei em “fotojornalismo”. As suas explicações técnicas serviram pra eu não achar que tudo é igual em termos de câmera digital. Ignorantes como eu no assunto sempre acabam dizendo uma besteira dessas. ;-)

    – a pb também está fantástica e lembrou um papo jovem intelectual à noite, num bar.

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