Last week I was back in Barcelona to experience the election day. I went to Catalan voting stations and talked to the people there. Unfortunately, there was no clear majority so to form a government will be a difficult proces. Also, I celebrated Christmas in Barcelona with a lot of great decorations and a delicious and enormous fish in salt crust. And we worked hard on a video to celebrate 30 years of the John Adams Institute.
I had to fly back this week to Barcelona for the Catalan referendum. Such an important historical event, I wanted to be there. I spoke to parents who occupied a school that served as a voting station and were fighting for their right to vote. Also, I visited the Photogenic Festival where artists exhibit in all kinds of special little shops. And earlier this week, we finally had the live edition of Stadsleven about the crazy housing market. I give you a little sneak peek behind the scenes.
Again, a week full discoveries in Barcelona. I couldn’t believe I have never been to Hospital Sant Pau before, an amazing art nouveau building in the middle of the city. Also another ‘modernismo’ building opened up its doors to the public: Casa del Punxes which I can see from my apartment and now I got a chance to get a look inside. In Alella, a small town near Barcelona where we celebrated the grape harvest, we saw a glimpse of the huge impact of the upcoming referendum about Catalan Independence: Keep calm and speak Catalan!