Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My favourite from La Merce 2012...

....was definitely the light projections on the Sagrada Familia. Fantastic! Just look at the pictures! 


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I am a huge Gaudí-fan and have been as long as I can remember. Sagrada Familia itself is beyond what words can describe, but these light projections called ”Oda a la vida” (Ode to life), a tribute to the genious Gaudí was, made it come alive even more and it was breathtaking. 


The end of it, when they projected the mosaiks of Parque Guell, another of Gaudí's great works, 
was just spectacular. 

The lightshow was a gift from Moment Factory, Montreal, Canada to Barcelona.

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  1. That looks like such an impressive light projection! I've only seen the ones in Sydney but these looks so much more breathtaking!

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    1. It really was impressive! I've never seen anything quite like that one. I would love to see the ones in Sydney :)

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  2. Ah, gorgeous. I love La Mercè. Did you go to the Correfoc? It's absolutely my favourite part. I wrote about it last year, here:
    http://rubyslipperjourneys.blogspot.ca/2011/10/festes-de-la-merce.html

    Anyway, glad you're having a good time in Barcelona, though you might have to change the name of your blog after the next elections! :)

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    1. I did see parts of Correfoc by chance but it scared the life out of me! :P I didn't know much about it and was not prepared, I didn't even know it was on where I was. I have long blond hair, and when one of the "dragons" saw me, he started running after me and I felt I was running for my life, not wanting my hair to get burnt off!! I heard they don't really care if they burn people/clothes/hair and I wasn't going to be one of those!
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      Just read your post, and see you're supposed to protect yourself when you go see it ;) I guess it's more fun then! And probably quite spectacular!

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  3. That is such a neat event! Is it every year? So unique! Is there a story as to why Canada gave Barcelona a gift?

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    1. Yes, these 'fiestas' are celebrated every single year around the 24th September, which is the day of the patron saint of la Merce. Incredible! 200 activities, lots of concerts all over the city, all free! From what I've heard Montreal and Barcelona are 'friendship-cities'..? (Have no idea if that is even a word...)

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  4. Jeg er også en stor Gaudi-fan!! Skjer dette hvert år??

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    1. Fiestas de la Merce skjer hvert år, en slags 4 dager lang fest med masssevis av gratis aktiviteter og underholdning over hele byen. Men dette lysshowet på Sagrada Familia var første gang i år.

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    2. Håper virkelig de gjør det til en tradisjon...

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  5. Amazing! I have just seen it on TV, This had to be something unforgettable!

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    1. Wow, I want to see it on TV too! :) Exactly, unforgettable!

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  6. whoa!!! I love it :) I'm also really obsessed with light, fire, lasers and all of that good stuff.

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  7. Oiiii!!!! Dette var fantastisk! Når var dette? DET skulle jeg sett!!!

    Thea :)

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    1. HEI Thea :) Ja det var helt fantastisk! Det var under den festivalen jeg snakka om vet du, rett etter du dro. Masse som skjedde overalt, men dette var høydepunktet for min del!

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    2. hehe... jeg skulle helt klart planlagt bittelitt bedre ;) Men vi hadde noen fantastiske dager likevel. Jeg er fremdeles i en egen Barcelona "rus" og tydeligvis blir man med i en egen type "klubb" da en kommer hjem. De som har vært og de som ikke har vært i Barcelona. "Alle" deler erfaringer om sine turer til denne herlige byen :) Og nå kan jeg være med i diskusjonen :) Jeg ER så glad jeg var på besøk vennen :) Og angrer på at jeg ikke har gjort dette oftere :/ (Thea)

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    3. Haha, er man del av en klubb etter å ha vært i Barcelona? :D ! Jeg er også veldig veldig glad for at du kom vennen!

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