Barcelona Street Art

I’ve gotten really interested in the street art scene in Barcelona – the city gets to be so much more beautiful when you start seeing the graffiti as art. … More Barcelona Street Art

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Review: “The South” by Colm Tóibín (Barcelona)

A novel of the artistic community in Barcelona, The South charts the psychological fragmentation created by emigration and war. Seeking a divisive break from her family in Enniscorthy, Katherine Proctor flees across the Celtic Sea to Spain, where she slowly creates a new place for herself as a painter.  Her romantic entanglements force her to navigate the personal trauma of the Spanish … More Review: “The South” by Colm Tóibín (Barcelona)

Travel Update: They’re Speaking Catalan, or I’ve Totally Forgotten Spanish

Made it to Barcelona! Badalona more specifically, which is a small suburb 25 minutes outside Plaça Catalunya, traffic willing.  I had my first day of au pairship yesterday and also finished reading The South by Colm Tóibín, my selection for this city.  Turns out that The South was a good choice as it covers the experience of an émigré in Spain.  I … More Travel Update: They’re Speaking Catalan, or I’ve Totally Forgotten Spanish