Archive | July, 2012

Barceloooooonaaaa (Olympic Games Memories)

30 Jul

With the olympic fever burning a hole in our broadcast media, we cannot help having nostalgia pictures crossing our mind (in low-definition, of course).

20 years have passed since the Olympics Games were held in Barcelona, opening  the doors from a city and a country that was waiting to be discovered.

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Road Trip to Dalí: Part II, from Egg to Tomb.

27 Jul

Highways are not convertible’s natural habitat. If you are driving along the Costa Brava’s shore, you do not want to pass the beautiful views, the fresh air and the sun. Even though it was a bit too hot, we took our golf’s roof down and abandoned the highway to enjoy the rural roads.

As we got near Figueres we started being more alert, because we didn’t want to lose any of Dalí’s magic. We don’t know what’s your opinion of Dalí’s art, but we consider ourselves great fans of him and his work, and we wanted to understand where all this magic, sometimes even craziness, came from.

When we arrived, we were lucky, and managed to park (for free!!!) just in front of Dalí’s Theather Museum famous eggs.

(we declare ourselves also huge fans of the typical old spanish lady of the bottom of the picture)

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Batman Street Art in Spain

21 Jul

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is nowadays on everyone’s lips, and matching up with the world Premiere of the new movie of the comic heroe,  we can find in Plaza de Callao, one of the most crowded squares in Madrid, a little art surprise:

But also we can find an huge Batman logo cut into a field of crops in Sant Boi de Lluçanés near Barcelona:

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Road Trip to Dali: Part 1, Barcelona at night

18 Jul

It’s been a while since our last road trip through Spain and we feel like hitting the road again.

As we are based in Barcelona and it’s getting pretty warm here, we thought it would be a good idea to go north-east and explore the Costa Brava and up to Dalí’s hometown, Figueres and Cadaqués, where one of the most famous spanish paintor’s eccentricity flows into the wild cliffs of Cap de Creus.

We decided to leave the door open to spontaneity, though, so let’s see where we end up this time.

We worked until late, and as we had to pack few things and prepare our oldie car, when we left Barcelona it was already dark.

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The do-it-yourself cathedral (a self-improvement tale)

5 Jul

The majestic ‘Sagrada Familia’ is well known because of its Gaudi’s personal architectural and engineering style, and also because this Cathedral is still  ‘under construction’:

But this is not a story about the billion-times-photographed Sagrada Familia.  It is not the only impressive and unfinished cathedral that you can find in Spain.

Today we are speaking about what is known as ‘The Cathedral of Justo Gallego’.

La Sagrada Familia is placed in the port city of Barcelona, while ‘The cathedral’ is being built miles away inland, in a small town called ‘Mejorada del Campo’  near Madrid.

Antoni Gaudí was a man of exquisit education and was supported by one of catalonia’s biggest fortunes of that time.

Justo Gallego (this storie’s star) is an uneducated farmer and bullfighter. At the age of 36, in the middle of a severe tuberculosis, he promised the Lady of the Pillar he would build a shrine in her honour in exchange of his health.

Now, at the age of 87 this is what he has already achieved:

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Spain Champion of the Euro 2012 final! .. again

1 Jul

Congratulations to Spain, they have become the first team to win 3 straight major titles & the first to win back-to-back EURO titles.

tripNETer “NET SURFER” service Speed test

1 Jul

Hi Guys, this is the speed test of the tripNETer’s NET SURFER service :

We hope this video was useful.

This and soon more tripNETer test available on: http://www.tripneter.com/tests