La Nit de Sant Joan

La nit de Sant Joan, és nit d’alegria Estrellat de Flors, L’estiu ens arriba De mans d’un fillet que li fa de guia. Primavera mor, l’hiverm es retira. Si arribes l’amor, mai mes moriría. Yesterday night was the Nit de Sant Joan and Jaume Sisa composed this song in its honour. Jaume Sisa, composer and … Continue reading La Nit de Sant Joan

The Future of Catalonia’s Casteller

My friend and photographer Ann Gagno exhibits a set of pictures about Castellers, an old catalan tradition, in Toronto…have a look at them and enjoy 🙂  here you have the link to the Facebook page of the exhibition and here a picture of the exhibition itself.

Food Trippin'

As I open my month-long show Catalonia’s Castellers, at the Oakwood Public Library today, it brings back fond memories of things that happened that I can never immortalize in images.  As I have once said before, I went home with about 120 Gig of images and it was painful to choose one over the other.  Some of the ones that have touched me most were hard to recreate if there was no story to go with it.  I thought I’d share one today.

As I was standing by the heat of watching the Castellers de Vilafranca at Festa major de la Bisbal del Penedès, last August 2012,  a man who introduced himself as  Jeroen,  approached me because of the camera I carried.  I guess the massive long lens does merit attention and we had a lengthy conversation of what Castellers was all about.  Before we parted ways, he invited me and my…

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A Chain for Freedom

As the Wall Street Journal reports today, "hundreds of thousands of Catalans protesting what they consider economic and cultural abuse by Spain's central government joined hands in a 400-kilometer (250-mile) human chain Wednesday to underscore their call to make this industrialized region an independent nation.  Catalonia claimed for independence from Spain " The area of … Continue reading A Chain for Freedom

TYR 4 October 2012 reads

Spanish Prisoners @ NYT The catalan secessionist movement has sound economic, cultural and historical roots. It should be respected. In all aspects but name, Catalonia is a colony of Spain. Chart Of The Day: The Rise Of Global Central Planning @ Zerohedge It starts like this..."there was a time when the world had (somewhat) free markets.". The … Continue reading TYR 4 October 2012 reads