Posts Tagged ‘Barcelona’

Ada Colau Mayor of Barcelona

June 7, 2015

This man is a criminal and you should treat him as such. — Ada Colau, referring to a bankster

Two weeks ago saw local elections in Spain.

The result was a landslide for Podemos and groups and individuals associated with Podemos and sharing a similar grass roots agenda.

It was like Syriza in Greece, only this time in Spain, and local not national.

Ada Colau, an activist, was elected Mayor of Barcelona.

As with Greece, the elite, the corrupt, who act for the banks, have been hammered, to be replaced by grass roots activists, people working with the people, acting for the people.

Democracy is not about casting a vote every five years or whenever the electoral cycle, democracy is about direct participation, cities working with the people, linking together city by city to effect global change.

Democracy is not corrupt political elites, hand in glove with the criminal banksters, imposing their system that benefits none but themselves upon the rest of society.

Near miss at Barcelona

July 7, 2014

A major air crash narrowly avoided.

An Airbus 340 is shown crossing the runway at El Prat Airport as a flight from Moscow is coming in to land. The pilot of the Boeing 767 from Russia then aborts the landing.

The world’s worst air crash was at La Laguna (Tenerife Norte) when two jumbo jets collided in a very similar incident.

The approach at Tenerife Norte, is through mountains, the airport often shrouded in mist.

Tenerife Norte is now little used, inter-island flights, internal flights, international flights are through Tenerife Sur (Reina Sofia).

Elton John Live in Barcelona

June 4, 2010

This 1992 concert in Barcelona, staging, lighting and costumes designed by Versace, is classic Elton John, Elton John at his best.

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues, Tiny Dancer, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, Daniel, Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding, Sacrifice …

I missed Leon, Candle in the Wind, Madman Across the Water, Yellow Brick Road, but I guess you cannot have everything.

Barcelona 21 July 1992 was part of a world tour. By summer of 1993, 130 concerts later, he had performed before more than 3 million people!

Another excellent Elton John concert, again classic Elton John at his best, is the concert he recorded in Madison Square Garden in New York.

For my lovely friends Sian and Elaine.