home thoughts from abroad

Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.

Plaça de Catalunya

A more recent visit to Europe on a ‘Mother/Daughter’ trip and the place we probably went through every day. The Plaça de Catalunya, a large plaza surrounded by monumental buildings, is Barcelona’s busiest square. It is located between the old city (Ciutat Vella) and the nineteenth century Eixample district. And has lots of pigeons!

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

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    1. Got caught up in the garden as some plants arrived. Out today, though we are in the sea mist it seems! Maybe further north we will find the sun.

  1. I walked there a few times, and caught the tour bus, like the one in the background. I also remember when Trafalgar Square had thousands of pigeons, before they banned feeding them.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  2. I don’t remember seeing the pigeons in Barcelona. That’s a crazy bit of activity going on there! With that double-decker bus in the background, I almost thought it was Trafalgar Square.

    1. Ah, but Pete assures me that there are no longer pigeons in Trafalgar Square. I do recall them from years ago though and like you, thought this a similar scene.

  3. I like the concept of this new series Jude. This reminds me of our experience in St. Mark’s square in Venice. Take cover!

    1. Indeed. I have tons of photos and not enough time to write posts about each place, so I thought I’d return to my original plan of posting ‘postcards’ from my travels. Jo suggested adding a few words 😀

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