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Barcelona's Saló del Còmic  Juanma Ramos
Barcelona, April 16, 2015

Alive and kicking

They say that the mobile, digital, multimedia era we're living in has killed the book, the magazine and reading habits among youngsters. Millennials don't read. They surf the web, they tap the screens...

Barcelona, march 2015
Photo: el punt avui

Saving Barcelona's unique shops

Every capital city in the world suffers from the same syndrome: the copycat franchised shops that take over high streets. McDonalds, Zara, Starbucks, H&M, they are the same wherever you go and you cannot...

Kourou, French Guiana
Photo: European Space Agency

The new European 'Space Shuttle'

Once upon a time, there was something called a “Cold War” with two main contenders, the US and the USSR. Instead of fighting a traditional war, they had fun threatening each other with nuclear weapons...

. Albert Gea

Catalan Christmas crapper still the best

Christmas is gone, but 2014's Catalan poopers are here to stay. In this picture, clay caganers are displayed at the Santa Llucia Christmas market in central Barcelona. Tourists are always shocked, but...

Josefa Batalla is from Sabadell and she is 90 years old. Oriol Duran
Sabadell, Nov 9, 2014 /
Photo: Oriol Duran

The older the stronger

This is Josefa Batalla, she is from Sabadell and she is 90 years old. One of the first to show up at the polling station on November 9, Josefa was thrilled at the opportunity —at last— of giving her...

Tarragona, October 2014
Photo:E. Magre

All together now

Once a year, thousands of Catalans join forces in Tarragona to celebrate one of the most beautiful of national traditions: human castles, or castells. A UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity,...

Barcelona, September 2014
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Every year better than the last

A few years ago, when the Spanish constitutional court ruled against the new Catalan statute of autonomy that had been approved by referendum, a milion people walked down Barcelona's Passeig de Gràcia...

Barcelona, Gràcia
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'V' for vote, 'V' for victory

The Catalan National Assembly (Assemblea Nacional Catalana or ANC), a grass-roots, pro-independence civil organisation, and Òmnium Cultural, a non-profit association promoting Catalan language and culture,...

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