Hey, dear Steemit friends, I’m in Barcelona right now. I haven’t traveled to South Europe forever. This time, it was such a coincidence to come during Barcelona’s La Mercè city festival. The streets are filled with events and parades.
Last time when I went to Barcelona, I was mainly visiting friends and stayed only two days. Except for the Park Güell, I didn’t visit much of other places. This time, I decide to take my time, enjoy the atmosphere and endless summer in the city.
来跟大家汇报，我现在在巴塞罗那，好久没有来南欧了。这次也是很巧的感伤了巴塞罗那盛大的La Mercè 城市节。过节的这几天，全城放假，大家都去街上开全民排队了。La Mercè节为期4天，每天巴塞罗那到处都有各种的活动和演出。
When I saw liflorence’s post in South France, I realize how I missed South Europe!
In love with the flowery balconies.
The Giants parade is a most popular event in La Mercè festival. Those huge giants can be found everywhere in the city of Barcelona. The figures are kings, queens or nobles dressed in traditional clothes. The Parade is often accompanied by percussion groups.
Sardana dance is a symbol of Catalan culture. The dance was developed from the Renaissance movement around 19th century. It’s a sort of dance where people are dancing in the circle holding hands, during the dance sometimes people shout “Long live Catalunya!” to show their national pride.
Sardana舞是加泰罗尼亚文化的象征。 Sardana舞是从十九世纪的文艺复兴运动发展起来的。 人们在手牵手围成圈跳舞，有时还会大喊“加泰罗尼亚万岁”！ 表现出自己的民族自豪感，下周是加泰罗尼亚的独立投票，最近政治有点敏感。
I met an old friend, Anna, who failed to teach me how to pronounce the Spanish r in the famous Las Ramblas. Anna introduced her favorite drink Horchata de chufa to me. It’s a cold drink originated in Valencia, prepared with water , sugar and groundnuts, plus cinnamon and the skin of a lemon. I loved it and am going to drink more today. If you ever come to Valencia or in Catalonia, give it a try.
巴塞罗那女孩安娜是我的老朋友，今天她向我介绍了她最喜爱的饮料Horchata de chufa。这是一种源于瓦伦西亚的冷饮。用水，糖和花生，加肉桂和柠檬制成。 我很喜欢喝，有点像杏仁露很清新。 如果你来到瓦伦西亚或加泰罗尼亚，不妨试一试。
Temple de Sagrat Cor, which reminds me of Sacre Coeur in Paris. Some people say it’s Barcelona’s version of Sacre Coeur plus Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer. The church architecture is remarkable, with two different tones of chapels one another.
Temple de Sagrat Cor overlooks the city, and also an amusement park right below, which some might find odd but I think it was quite cool.
Today I don’t eat paella, but chicken vindaloo, was that Messi in the background?
@JoyTheWanderer‘s Barcelona trip, to be continued.