Slow Down, Tourist – Homage To Catalonia

in #photography3 years ago (edited)


All people are going to Barcelona – that city is one of the more crowded touristic destinations of Europe. (Locals are protesting and trying to limit the amount of visitants.)


So, I won't show you Barcelona today. If you are interested, please go and see the other 10 millions of photos of Barcelona on other pages.


But, did you know, that around this beautiful city, there are a lot of other splendid places? This:


Or this:


Many people only went to Barcelona for 2-3-4 days, I’m so sorry for them. This town itself has a lot more to view, I spent in the nautical museum a half day. But we aren't in BCN (Barcelona) today.


There is a museum of Catalonia, a museum of Barcelona, a museum of Sex, various museums of arts, a lot of other museums, and, yes, I know, all the beautiful works of the famous genie, Antonio Gaudí… Thing to see for 3-5 weeks. But we aren't in Barcelona now:


I could spend weeks in Barcelona itself – in reality, I did –, but the surroundings, Catalonia itself, is a little known place, I would say, a dream of virgins, like a ferry tale.


A chain of little towns and villages, at the feets of the mountain Pirineos (Pyrenees) where the time seems to be stopped centuries ago.


But, I won’t tell you about my favorite village, I spare it for later.


And if you follow me, I’ll tell you the names of the villages on the photos, too! (That’s much more than other photo posts on Steemit, isn’t? I really like photography posts on Steemit, or - not? (Confused smile,)


(“Homage To Catalonia” is a famous work of George Orwell, one of my favorite writers /1984, Animal Farm/.)

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your photos are amazing

Indeed! Catalunia is not just Barcelona. Nice post, @deathcross!
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you really took some nice pictures around catalonia.
We are in catalonia rightnow and we visited Tarragona a few days ago.
Lots of roman ruins to gaze at, definetly recommendable!

Tarragona is on my list for future visits. Thank you.

Wao Very impressive and attractive photography,this tress and roads looks so beautiful,Old buildings looks so great,Stones looks so beautiful,Very great measum,Everything in this measum,Spain is most beautiful country in the world,Many historical places in catalonia,Thanks for sharing your valuable post,I really like your post,

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very nice

So beautiful place.😊😊

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Wow!!! It looks awesome.
Very impressive photography. Feel like you have captured the whole beauty in your camera.
It looks like,your photos decorated with colors, that refresh the eyes.
This is one of the most beautiful photography or post I have ever seen or upvoted.
Thanks for sharing this post with us.
Keep-on sharing, Eagerly waiting for your next post.

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What a nice town Peratallada! I live only 30km from there.
Thanks for your post. Catalonia is much more than Barcelona! And L'Empordà (o l'Empordanet how some people like to call this zone) is awesome!