Sometimes you only see the surprising details in the photos when at home. Just now I noticed the two pigeons making love unheeded by the two walkers, each one immersed in their own music.
The town of Banyoles boasts a medieval network of small canals (‘recs’) constructed by the monks of the monastery further inland to reconduct water of the lake to their allotments.
Some inhabitants still use the ‘rec’ as a wash basin (‘safareig’) that every village and town traditionally had and where women used to gather to wash, and exchange their experiences as well as the latest gossip.
During a festive day people dance the sardana, Catalonia’s national dance, accompanied by the cobla. A dance, normally in a circle, open to everyone who wants to join it, while the circle widens. It was summer last year, since then sadly no sardana’s have been performed.
Everyday she sits before the shop watching people going by. Today it was rather cold, so she just put her chair in the middle of the pavement to enjoy the sun.
This month it is two years ago that we moved from Dordrecht (Netherlands) to Banyoles (Catalonia), but I still have lots of photographs of my former hometown to show you. So that is what I will do on Throwback Thursday.
At the moment bars and restaurants have very limited opening hours, although they are allowed to sell take aways. The only thing is… you have to consume your coffee on the street, regardless of the temperature which at the moment is rather low considering the climate.
Happy New Year to you all hoping that we are heading towards a brighter, sunnier future!