Thursday, January 19, 2006

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things

1. I have been in Spain for 12 years now. I live in a quiet outskirt of Barcelona with other 50,000 people.
2. Among them we have Ronaldinho, the Brazilian soccer player of FC Barcelona and Lorenzo Quinn, sculptor, Anthony Quinn's son (one of his many children!). That's about it for the "People" section of this post...
3. Barcelona has 1.5 million inhabitants but this number increases to more than 4 million if all outlying areas are included.
4. I have always lived in "million" cities, except for the time I lived in the US, some college years.
5. I see the Mediterranean Sea every day.
6. In fact it takes me less than 15 minutes to walk down to the beach.
7. The problem is to walk back up afterwards.
8. I seldom drive to go downtown Barcelona.
9. I take the train.
10. Which brings me to the heart of the city in 25 min.
11. And for less than 1 euro one-way. In price included is also Nr. 12.
12. This is the view coming out of the train station in Paseo de Gracia, the Casa Batllo:

13. Yes, the above photo has copyrights...So please click here to see more pics of this professional photographer!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens! Although it is officially the LAST one. Update: it is the initiators' last T13, see links 1 and 2. Let's keep T13 going!

1. Leanne
2. MommaK
3. WendyWings
4. Kimmy and Jacob
5. KDubs
6. Uisce
7. Urban Mummy
8. Norma
9. Colleen
10. Adam
11. Lisa
12. Katherine
13. Killired
14. Ardice
15. Ash
16. Yellow Rose
17. Karen
18. Suz
19. CrazieQueen

leave your link in comments!


  1. The TT lists will still go up, I am sure of it :)
    That is funny I know ONE of Anthony Quinns sons too.
    Alex :)
    There are a few of them scattered around HAHAHA

    My Thirteen are up

  2. Fantastic Pictures, Mar...Barcelona is soooo very beautiful! I love yout Thursday Thirteen and I love that you gave us the link to that WONDERFUL Phoyographer!

    Do come by and see the outcome of "The Plant" saga...It is finally resolved...And I'm worn out! (lol)

  3. Great list! I'm so jealous you get to see all that beauty every day. Well done!

    My 13 are up.

  4. Ohhhhhh I'm so jealous! Wonderful pics... wish I could visit! LOL! Cheers and happy TT!!

  5. You see the sea? Wow, that is truly awesome! LUCKY!! My 13 are up!

  6. Gaudi is my absolute favourite architect. Barcelona is one of my favourite cities. How lucky you are to be so close!

    I hope the 13s will still go on...I've only been doing them for 3 weeks, and they are such fun!

    My 13 are up!

  7. I had no idea Barcelona metropolitan are was so large. Thanks for a very interesting TT.

    Also, thanks for stopping by my TT.

  8. It sounds like a great place to live!
    I have my 13 up too with an amusing muse theme.

  9. I couldn't imagine living in a city with Millions. The half million in the Treasure Valley area is a bit overwhelming.

    My Thursday Thirteen is up.

  10. Wow - beautiful! You are very lucky!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT!

  11. Sounds like a beautiful area. I'll be back to look at more pics. My thirteen are up too.

  12. i just started the 13 today!!!! bummer that this is your last one.

  13. Very interesting list and you live close to the sea, I envy you. Thanks for stopping by my site. Even though this is your last TT I'll still stop by. Have a wonderful day...

  14. I'm going to have to see if I know 13 things about where I live. Chances are I won't as we have only been here a month, but it should be fun exploring!


  15. My daughter spent a summer in Spain and after viewing all her pics and hearing the stories...I wanna go!!
    How lucky you are!

    My thirteen are up!

  16. Good reading, Mar. Where are you from originally?

  17. Beautiful pictures!! Living so close to the sea, is paradise I'm sure! You are very lucky!

    Happy Thursday!

  18. Less than 15 minutes from the sea?? Lucky you! It sounds (and looks!) like you live in a very beautiful place!

    My 13 is up.

  19. woo hoo! I'm glad you changed your mind about this NOT being your last T13!

    I saved all the templates to a word document since they said they are taking them down! Did everyone do the same? I hope so since we can keep it going!

    Oh and after I came back and read you... I just have to say that I think it is soooo cool to be in the US and read someone's Blog in Spain!!!! I feel like I can travel without ever leaving my computer!!!!

  20. Happy TT ... What beautiful pictures and a beautiful place to live.

    Oh by the way Iam a morning person so I dont need coffee.

    Hugs Suz

  21. I don't doubt the TT will continue! I really want to visit Barcelona and actually have it as a potential weekend break spot for later in the year if I ever get myself financially better off!

  22. I like TT - 'cos you learn all sorts of stuff.....

    Mine is up - hope it continues on.......


  23. I love number 7. and colour me jealous, you have the mediterranean sea at your doorstep!

    michele sent me. :-)

  24. since I am new to the T13 I say yes, keep it going!
    Here mine this week to share.
    nice to meet you!

  25. All those people. All that architecture. The sea. Remarkable.

  26. Thanks for lettiing me know where youa re these days. Here is my TT13.

  27. What a beautiful place to live! It's been on my list of places to visit for some time!

  28. beware! i'll find you and visit you to practise my spanish!

    congrats on being a fabulous female!!!


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