. . . you would think would be an easy thing. What with Barcelona una cultura capital non? But it seems that las personas en las liberias that we tried were a little, shall we say, suspicious, and even though we talked to them in Spanish, did not dig our idea. Or want to suggest anywhere else. But after a three hour traipse around the area near Placa de Catalunya, we accidentally found ourselves on a street next to a cafe with its very own library. So we went in to ask. We got a phone number, rang up the chick who was in charge of permissions for this type o thang and explained what our librarian would like to do in her cafe. . . and so we have a meeting in about 2 hours with said owner to go over the full story and then hopefully we will be installed in Barcelona for the next few days and our blossoming librarian (finally tanned! No longer the white, pasty specimen espied between shelves of dark books at their ideal storing temperature of 16 degrees) will be able to offer you Barcelona citizens membership de la Biblioteca Poesia. So we will post our addresses for the library installation later today if we are successful! In the meantime, here are some Barcelona sounds, and some pictures of what we have seen so far. We also know we keep promising to upload our Germany podcast, but right now our librarian also needs to find a new couch as some Canadian couchsurfers are about to turf her outta her current couch and onto the street unless she can find a bed somewhere else . . . so er, get in touch if you can help! Our librarian doesn’t take up much room, it’s just her library that needs more space! Hasta luego chicos y chicas! Vamos!
The first thing we always do is find the local library!
The poetry shelves at Biblioteca Jaume Fuster
Mirador de Colom
. . . which is so tall . . .
. . . it won’t fit in one picture
. . . which is great
By the docks at night
The fountain at Placa de Catalunya
Taking down the Mexican promo building, so it now looks like a mechanical insect
Where our couch host works . . . he is in the blue T shirt. And he is kicking us out from his couch today. Ouch.
Port de Barcelona
La Rambla . . . Barcelona’s famous street market. . . and tourists galore