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About Barcelona and Placa Catalunya

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  • Some history
  • The hub of Barcelona
  • Viewing the images

For a fuller history follow the link to the Wiki at the bottom of the page.

The Placa Catalunya is a very busy place. It is the hub for many tourist buses as well as busses that run throught the Great Barcelona area. It also has a Metro station. It is at the head of the famous Rambla and is a very busy place indeed. Notable for their numbers are pigeons and policemen. I think you will see at least one pigeon in every one of my shots.

The Placa is very big. It has a lot of trees and flower gardens but what is most impressive are the statues and fountains. The statues are protected to a certain degree from the pigeons but their droppings are a plague. I have removed a lot of it from my pictures in Photoshop which took ages. However, the statues are impressive and I can't help wondering why more cities do not have a replica of the Placa Catalunya.

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The statues

 
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The fountains

 
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Other scenes around the square

 
Bubbles Dancer

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Interesting information

Link to Barcelona Wiki

Links to other places

 
Places in mainland Europe Moissac,Pont de L'Arche, Lourdes,Tarragona
Places in England Banbury, Charlecote, Dover

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