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Ley lines of Barcelona – the church of Sant Pau del Camp

Ley lines of Barcelona – the church of Sant Pau del Camp

Apr 30, 2012

It’s fair to say that the church of Sant Pau del Camp (Saint Paul of the Countryside) ranks pretty far down most visitors’ ‘to see in Barcelona’ lists, if it features at all. Sitting smack-bang in the middle of the long-beleagured Raval district, it struggles to hold its own in guide books that swoon over the beauty of Santa María del Mar and go weak at the...

The city and I

The city and I

Apr 16, 2012

If you know me, you’ll know it’s not often I quote All Saints. But if I was to say: “Sometimes I feel like my only friend is the city I live in – the city of cities lonely as I am, together we cry we cry we cry at least I have his love, the city, he loves me…” would you be humming in unison, or thinking for the love of god someone give that girl some Prozac?...

Guest post at Homage to BCN – my take on perfection…

Just a quick note to say that Rob over at Homage to BCN very kindly invited me to write a post for his series ‘BCN days’, where people describe their perfect days and share their favourite sights, haunts and experiences of the city. Me being me, I had trouble with the whole ‘perfection’ concept, but tried to come as close as I could to...