17.04.2017 – BETWEEN CAVAS

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WHEN I DROPPED DEAD TIRED AT MIDNIGHT, IT SEEMED TO ME THAT MY BIOLOGICAL CLOCK WOULD WAKE ME UP AS USUAL AFTER 6, MAYBE 6.5 HOURS. THEN, BEFORE THE WOMBACIK OPENS HER EYES, I WILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME FOR BLOGGING.
APPARENTLY MY BODY NEEDED MORE SLEEP AND UNFORTUNATELY I GOT UP AT 9:00 AM.

IN THE PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED PLAN FOR THAT DAY WAS A TRIP TO VILLAFRANCA DEL PENEDES. IN THE PROGRAM OF COURSE TOURING, AND ADDITIONALLY BONUS – THE FAMOUS SHOW OF THE CASTELLERS. ACROBATS ARE GETTING ONE ON TOP OF ANOTHER, BUILDING MAN TOWER TO THE HEIGHT OF A FEW METRES. WITHOUT ANY SECURITIES OF COURSE.
WE LEFT THE HOTEL LATE BECAUSE IT WAS STILL NECESSARY TO CHECK ALL THE CONNECTIONS.
WE HAVE TO GO TO THE TRAIN STATION. THIS TIME WE GOT TO WALK ONLY 1.8 km.

WE SOON SAT IN THE SUBURBAN TRAIN COMMUTING US FOR € 4.9 / p.p. TO THE GOAL.

VILLAFRANCA DEL PENEDES – BEAUTIFUL SMALL TOWN WITH MANY ARCHITECTURAL TASTY PIECES COVERING THE PERIOD FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE MODERNISM.

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO SEE, UNLESS LIKE US, IT GETS TO A HOLIDAY. AT 1:00 PM – ALTHOUGH THE SIGNS ON THE DOOR INDICATE 14:00 – EVERYTHING WAS CLOSED. EVEN A GRAVEYARD WITH LOTS OF FAMILY TOMBS OF FAMOUS ARCHITECTS …
WE DID THE BIG WALK WITH TWO  PEDESTRIANS ROUTES ADMIRING ALL ARCHITECTURAL TASTES BEING ON THEM.

UNABLE TO SEE THE INTERIORS WE WERE INTERESTED IN, WE INSPECTED LOCAL BARS SUPPLEMENTING OUR INTERIOR LIQUIDS WITH THE LOCAL PRODUCT – CAVA. ALL IN ALL, THE BEST WAS MAR BAR NEAR THE CEMETERY.
IN GENERAL, THE CHEAPEST, USUALLY FULL OF LOCALS ARE PUBS RUN BY THE CHINESES.

THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO US WAS THE LACK OF CASTELLERS. WE DID NOT CHECK IT TOO CAREFULLY, BECAUSE WE WOULD HAVE COME HERE ANYWAY. BUT WE WERE SURE, THAT ON SUCH DAY LIKE EASTER MONDAY THE CASTELLERS WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR SKILLS. UNFORTUNATELY, THE PERFORMANCES WERE … ON GOOD FRIDAY.

JOAN DESPI – BEAUTIFUL ART NOUVEAU VILLAS

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RETURNING, WE SAW TWO BEAUTIFUL VILLAS NEAR THE SANT JOAN DESPI TRAIN STATION. UNBELIEVABLE !!!
ONE – TORRE DE LA CREU – WONDERFULLY DECORATED IN THE STYLE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF FRENCH ART NOUVEAU. BESIDE – ALSO PROBABLY THE SECESSION STYLE, BUT A BIT OF MACKINTOSH’S…  THIS MUST BE SEEN.

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