Barcelona: Music for Libraries

*above photos from Nou Barris library Barcelona possesses some pretty swanky libraries and some great pieces which given time I’ll get round to listening to (obviously I know the debut Duran album above) but there’s much to bathe my ears in – time and decent headphones permitting. Here’s a quick rundown of the libraries I’ve […]

Barcelona: Christmas in Catalonia

Last year it was Vietnam, a country I was sorry to leave! The year before, China. And so to my first European xmas for a long while. It’s always fascinating on a cultural sphere to see how and/or if xmas is celebrated. Obviously in this part of Europe it’s a no brainer and to that […]

Barcelona: Big Bubbles, No Troubles

*I began a very detailed diary of what’s been happening here in BCN then realised this may not be the right place for it. So have written something anew as follows… Barcelona twice in one year. Wow, I must be doing something right, while some get by on doing wrong and it’s that pitch between […]

Frankfurt: Flashdance (I Can’t Stay Long)

As a junior commercial aviation addict I wanted to live in Frankfurt purely because it had a great airport. But what of the city? With a reputation as a boring finance town it has in recent times taken steps to reinvent itself as more than that. So let’s have a (very quick) look at its cultural […]