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Thursday, 12 April 2018
Francisco Alomar

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This is the statue in the town of Sineu of Majorcan cyclist Francisco Alomar, who was killed by a driver on 9th August 1955.

I found a brief description of the statue here which gives some background about Alomar.

Posted by bigblue on 12/04/2018 at 08:43 PM
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Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Cap de Formentor

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The peninsula on the left is Cap de Formentor, on the Northern coast of Majorca. The town in the foreground on the bay is Port de Polença. Majorca is one of the Balearic Islands of Spain.

Posted by bigblue on 13/03/2018 at 03:43 PM
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Pantà de Sau

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According to Wikipedia:

Sau Reservoir is a reservoir located on the Ter River, near Vilanova de Sau, Catalonia, Spain. The dam was completed in 1962, creating a reservoir with a storage capacity of 151.3 hm³ that covered the former town of Sant Romà de Sau.  The Church of Sant Romà is still visible when the water level is low.

From this altitude I could not tell whether the water level was low.

Posted by bigblue on 25/01/2017 at 05:11 PM
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Thursday, 15 December 2016
Kid walking home

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Outside my office in Barcelona there is a large square with a playground (or two) in the middle, a large pedestrianised area, and two narrow lanes (with restricted vehicle access) which indicate that at a previous time this “square” was a busy road. The street has therefore been reduced in capacity and it seems that only residents can use it now. It is nice to have the children running around, playing, cycling, and zipping around on scooters when you leave the office (not visible here as I left the office much earlier than normal today). There are invariably also groups of carers hanging around and chatting while the kids play together.  By restricting private vehicles the authorities have made the area more pleasant for inhabitants and visitors, safer, healthier, and reduced traffic volumes overall.

Posted by bigblue on 15/12/2016 at 08:10 PM
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Recasens of Barcelona

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Recasens is a cozy restaurant in Barcelona on Rambla de Poble Nou, with good simple food and great wine. There’s a short and sweet review at Secrets of Barcelona.

Posted by bigblue on 14/12/2016 at 07:50 PM
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Thursday, 23 October 2014
Last rays

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These are (nearly) the last rays of the sun as seen by me earlier this evening.

Posted by bigblue on 23/10/2014 at 06:18 PM
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Walking back to my hotel

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A short while ago after a late supper.

Posted by bigblue on 21/10/2014 at 10:54 PM
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Time travel

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I’m in a warmer part of the world: going South has been like going back in time a couple of months. 

Posted by bigblue on 21/10/2014 at 07:54 AM
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