Everybody thinks we kill bulls in Barcelona
Barcelona, like many other cities around the world, is becoming homogenized, just at a time when Catalan identity and independence are more in the minds of locals than ever.
Patience and self confidence are the best weapons in street photography
The best way to know any city is by heading out with the sole purpose of photographing it and its people. It makes you extra motivated to look.
From industrial port town to confident city
“We’re strangers in our own town,” complains a local tour guide who cannot be named as they are not supposed to discuss politics. “There are just too many tourists. The government just wants money. What you see here is the most aggressive form of tourism.”
In San Sebastian, "El Poteo" is everything
If you want a taste of true San Sebastian identity, dig in on the pintxos.
Do the locals still own Barcelona?
“Owning” their city is important to the people of Barcelona. But have the locals of this tourist-flooded city really become strangers in their own town?
How Barcelona was rebuilt from the Bottom up
Today, Barcelona is one of Europe’s most successful cities in terms of tourism: a center for the arts, for sport, for gastronomy. What changed everything this time round, it is widely acknowledged, was the 1992 Olympic Games.
The artistic immortals who shaped Barcelona
As I take a pedicab to the center of Barcelona after a visit to the city’s Barceloneta area, Dino, the Romanian driver, is all praise about his neighborhood. “It’s close to the beach, the Parc Ciutadella, the bars. Not like La Rambla; it’s crazy there, especially at night.”
"I have erased every other church from my memory now I've seen this"
The Sagrada Família, the astonishing Gothic cathedral in the L'Eixample area, is Barcelona’s crowning glory.
Barcelona's magical music box is a gothic fairy tale
Ask any local what their favorite Barcelona building is and there is a strong chance they will say the Palau de Musica Catalana, a Catalan music hall in La Ribera, the old city, right next to the city's Gothic Quarter.
Barcelona’s most popular tourist attraction
When in Barcelona, one has to pay homage to its most famous son, Antoni Gaudí. I make my way to Park Guëll, where there are many Gaudí buildings and breathtaking vistas across the city.