Final up to date on April 9, 2021
I discovered an previous laborious drive lately from 2017/18 and it was like discovering a wormhole again to my life in Barcelona, Spain. In case you love Barcelona too, that is for you!
In case you’ve been to Barcelona then you definitely’ll already know that it’s the kind of place you always remember. It isn’t good, however, nicely… I don’t know, perhaps it’s.
It has all of it: the seashores, the tradition, the structure, the historical past, the meals & wine, the artwork, the individuals, the Mediterranean local weather – I actually may go on!
I first moved to Barcelona aged 25 in August, 2009 and lived there on and off till 2019.
Evidently I miss my life within the Catalan capital, however now I’m house (and fortunately so I want to add), I’ve realised one thing superb… that my youth shouldn’t be some summary idea buried someplace previously, however a bodily place I can go to each time I would like (post-Covid anyway). I don’t want a time machine, only a low cost airline ticket!
Anyhow, again to the purpose of this weblog publish…
As one does as they realise they’re nearer to 40 than to 30 (and even 20!), I’ve felt the need to journey again in time, again to Barcelona. I’ve been dreaming of wandering across the metropolis with my digital camera, from bar to bar as I used to, and waking up the subsequent morning with a full reminiscence card of pictures on my digital camera that I can hardly keep in mind taking.
However in fact, it’s been unimaginable to go to Barcelona for over a yr now. It’s been one of many longest intervals of time I’ve ever spent with out with the ability to go to my beloved España, and the heartache is certainly setting in.
In an try to assuage my pangs, I began delving into previous archives and dusting off hard-drives that I hadn’t checked out since leaving Barcelona in 2018. What I discovered was fairly unbelievable, a real reminder of how necessary images is to me.
What I discovered was lots of, if not 1000’s of pictures of Barcelona that I by no means revealed right here on my weblog, or on Instagram / Fb.
There’s a great motive I didn’t share many/most of them – they’re merely no good! However a number of of them take me straight again to the day-to-day of my life as an bold younger journey blogger residing in Barcelona.
These are pictures I took “in between” locations, on my technique to eating places or bars or occasions or extra well-known landmarks. They’re pictures of nothing specifically, of stories stands and locals sitting on benches within the afternoon quickly. They’re pictures of my precise life in Barcelona, pictures that imply extra to me than lots of the pictures I’ve posted of the enduring Gaudi buildings or well-known eating places and seashores.
What I additionally discovered had been lots of of video clips that I had by no means even checked out. Once more, most of them had been unusable, however with my newfound video enhancing expertise I’ve managed to string them collectively to inform a narrative about my previous life in Barcelona (see above).
So right here you go, my fellow Barcelona lover, my fellow hispanophile… only for you, right here’s just a little glimpse right into a life well-lived in Barcelona.
What do you miss most about Barcelona and Spain – and journey basically?
Please do go away a remark under or on Youtube, Fb, Instagram and Twitter to Let me know if any of it resonates with you.
Now Watch the Movie
So You Wish to Transfer to Barcelona ~ A Glad Expat’s Information
Shifting to Gijón, Asturias (Northern Spain) & Why I Left Barcelona
‘An Replace About Leaving Spain’, or ‘The Way forward for Driftwood Journals’