2014 15/10

A Spanish Summer

A Spanish Summer

Missing the Spanish summer already? Well check out this video and relive a little of your holidays.

This is a beautiful composition of photography and moving images set to a reworked version of Spanish Caravan by The Doors performed here by Nigel Kennedy and the Prague Symphony Orchestra.

Quite lovely. Read the rest of this article…

2014 08/10

Can you imagine Barcelona without any people?

No, me neither. So I suggest you watch this clever time-lapse video from NNtonio Rodríguez.

N O P E O P L E * BARCELONA

The City Of Barcelona Like You Never See: Without People And Without Traffic

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2014 06/10

Homage to BCN is on Facebook!

After many years your dreams have come true and Homage to BCN now has its own Facebook page.

You’ll get the same Barcelona loveliness as if you follow Homage to BCN on Twitter but in a much more pretty pictures kinda way.

Please do show your support by going and liking the page. I would be very grateful.

Go to: www.facebook.com/HomagetoBCN

Homage to BCN on Facebook

Homage to BCN is on Facebook! Whoopee!

2014 10/09

A Few Things You Need To Know Before Moving To Barcelona

Moving to Barcelona

In this article Barcelona native, Carmen Carrasco, shares some things to consider if you’re thinking about moving to Barcelona.

If you are considering relocating to Barcelona there are some things you need to consider first.

Sometimes the motivation to start a new life and the attractiveness of the place where we want to move, makes us launch into the adventure without the right information about aspects which can give us problems.

Here we offer some tips that we hope you find useful before taking that big step. Read the rest of this article…

2014 07/09

“Catalonia Is Not Spain” Crowdfunding Project

Catalonia Is Not Spain

Crowdfunding is where a project raises money from a number of contributors via an enabling platform such as Kickstarter. It has been a source of capital for many products and ventures where other funding opportunities weren’t available, or as straightforward. The contributor is supporting someone’s idea before it has actually come to market. In return they may get the product at a discount, or some other reward. Incredibly this industry has grown to be worth over $5 billion globally.

Barcelona is a hotbed of startups, venture capitalists and crowdfunded ideas. We have written previously about the crowdfunded art exhibition, Las Calles Hablan.

Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective

This article is about a crowdfunded book. The book is called, “Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective”. The author is Simon Harris. Read the rest of this article…

2014 04/09

5 Years On – My Homage to Catalonia

Claire is back with another excellent article, this time reflecting on her last 5 years in Barcelona.

Telefèric de Montjuïc

Within the next couple of weeks it will be 5 years to the day since I was hit by a wall of heat as I stepped off a sleeper train in Estació de França, with probably more luggage than is really permitted in their carriages. It’s difficult now to remember exactly how I felt at the time, what I was expecting, how long it would take, if ever, to feel like home. Moving away from a comfortable, happy life in Manchester to try one I’d dreamed of in a Mediterranean city has thrown more experiences and challenges my way than I ever expected and this anniversary has provided a good opportunity to reflect on what as a British expat are my personal highs and lows of Barcelona life. Read the rest of this article…

2014 20/08

Spain: A Parent’s Paradise?

A Spanish Family

Australian-born, Barcelona resident, Brett Hetherington has kindly shared a chapter from his new book, “The ReMade Parent: Why We Are Losing Our Children & How We Can Get Them Back”. Chapter 5 asks the question, ‘Is Spain a parent’s paradise?’.

If after reading this chapter you’d like to read the whole book you can purchase the Kindle or Paperback version for the current low price of £2.80 and £5.27 respectively.

Spain: A Parent’s Paradise?

Front cover of The Remade ParentSometimes I’m asked why I am living in Spain.

The short answer is that like many other immigrants I live in Spain because I want to. It took ten years of trying to arrange work here (from outside Europe) but a main reason my partner and I have chosen this country is because we believe it is one of the best places in the world to bring up a young child.

But is there in fact somewhere on the planet that is virtually a paradise for parents, and therefore more likely to be ideal for children too? Is here the place where there is no need to re-make parenting because perfection has already been achieved? Read the rest of this article…

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