On Sunday afternoon we walked around the city. We chose a new neighbourhood to discover, Sarrià. There were surprises along the way, including nice patterns and terrible monsters. We ended up at the museum of decorative arts Palau Reial de Pedralbes.
Well, it seems that my life is going back to normal after a month of holidays/relocation from Dublin. I arrived to Barcelona two weeks ago and I've been so busy since then: I spent three days going around the whole city to view rooms to rent, then I had to sit the entry exam for a course on Textile Printing I want to attend this year (and I passed, yay!) and of course I had a pile of boxes to unpack. Anyway I managed to spend some time just wandering around and enjoying the last days of summer.Before I came to Barcelona I... [Lire la suite]
Only two days to go! As a farewell to Dublin and Ireland I've put together a list of the nicest places and things I've come across in the last three years. You can check them on THIS MAP too (with pictures!). The list is very limited, unfortunately I haven't been to all the places I wanted to visit and among the ones I visited there are some I can't name or place on a map... It is clear that I need to come back! ;-) But in any case, living here and travelling around was an unforgettable experience... Ok, let's go to the list... [Lire la suite]
Great, great news... I'm moving to Barcelona! This is my last week in Dublin, where I lived for the last three years. I am very busy planning the move and organizing my things (they seem to multiply magically when you start packing!) I don't know very well how to feel about going back to my own country. Before I came to Ireland I lived in Italy, and somehow in the last years I got used to being a foreigner. I wonder if my ability to adapt that worked so well in foreign countries will be equally efficient now that I'm going back... [Lire la suite]
Last week I was busy helping Elaine with the gilding of her very luxurious bed. We had a great time and she took advantage of it to TAG me :-)So... Five favorite songs- Se telefonando (Ennio Morricone, sung by Mina)- Insieme a te non ci stò più (Paolo Conte, in Franco Battiato's version)- Im Abendrot (from the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss)- Erstarrung (from Winterreise by Franz Schubert)- Nie ma ciebie (a version of Ederlezi by Goran Bregovic and Kaja)Five favorite films- Fanny and Alexander by Ingmar Bergman- Bananas by... [Lire la suite]