Category Archives: Spain

Not For the Faint of Heart…or Stomach

A friend of mine once said that the only thing he would never eat is a kitten. He admitted this at a pub in Portland a few years back. It was well after midnight and our table had completely run … Continue reading

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Probably the Stupidest Thing I’ve Ever Done – (La Merce Part 3)

Have you ever found yourself thinking, “Hmmmm, it’s a Sunday night and I’m bored. I think I’ll head downtown and stick my face in front of 80,000 fireworks”? I’m willing to bet that you haven’t because you’re sane….or at least … Continue reading

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La Merce Part 2: Oodles of Photos

I don’t have a lot to say about the festival’s Saturday night parade with the “giants” so I’ll let these snapshots and a video do the talking for me…    

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La Merce Part 1 – What Goes Up…

After attending my first La Merce this past weekend, I’ve come to this conclusion: more regional celebrations should include dancing statues, human towers and insane, satanic parades. The annual festival in Barcelona is a crazy mix of Catalan civic pride, fireworks, blunderbuss guns and an … Continue reading

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