Plaça Major, Banyoles
Braids and tiles
The Man in White
The Woman in White
Wordless Wednesday: Sunglasses
After the shopping
Washing in the canal
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.
Trio on the Plaça Major
Dancing in the street
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.
Throwback Thursday: Tasting
Wordless Wednesday: Big Bear and Little Girl
Ray of sunshine
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.
Mother and daughter
Throwback Thursday: The children in the mill
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.