Barcelona in March 2017

It’s March and it has been two months since I was with Monica. And as it’s just been my birthday it’s a really good idea to celebrate it a bit longer in Barcelona.

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Barcelona birthday and fiesta

I made my way to Barcelona again last week for some festivities. A lot of festivities as a matter of fact as the Gracia neighborhood was all about La Festa Gracia, a week’s worth of activities and concerts all over the neighbourhood.

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Granada & Sevilla in 2016

Monica and I are planning a vacation to Guatemala later this year, but we can’t just let the summer pass without a vacation so we found a great destination in the south of Spain. A new location for us with loads of different architectural buildings and plazas to discover and it’s hot hot hot!

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Spain in Vera

I wasn’t planning on too many concerts this week as I’ll be heading to a festival in Germany this afternoon, but then I saw the announcement of Spain in Vera and I was intrigued. As my girlfriend lives in Barcelona/Spain the name caught my eye and after listening to some songs on Youtube I was sold: I’m going to Spain!

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A few more analog photos of Barcelona

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Here are a few more images of my visit to Barcelona in December. I shot them on Ilford Delta 400, a bit too grainy for my taste, so I added a little bit of noice-reduction in Lightroom.

Personally I also see a little but of out-of-focus shots here and there, but that’s the reason why the Leica is currently in Will van Manen‘s care for a check-up.

Celebrating in Barcelona

Having finished my vacation in Italy, I started work with an intense training (TMAP Testing) including a grueling few weeks of studying, trying practice-exams and skipping a lot of fun events. I really wanted to visit M. (and Barcelona) after the final exam, either as a prize or to help me forget a bad result. Either way: Barcelona it was to be.

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Barcelona – my home away from home

As my love had visited me in May and we’re to go on vacation in September, the end of June was a good moment for a visit to Barcelona and see M. before my colleagues vacations start in July. And so Wednesday evening on the 24th I travelled to Barcelona once more to find M. waiting for me at the airport

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Benjamin Herman at La Pedrera – Barcelona

My wonderful girlfriend M. had a big musical surprise for me. After attending the Dani Nel.lo concert a day earlier she totally kept me in the dark of the evenings plans and even arriving at La Pedrera I had no idea of where we were going and once on the roof I still was in the dark (well, there was a drumkit and a double-bass, so Jazz was obvious, but not until m. nudged me when the musicians entered the roof of La Pedrera did I know who’d we be watching/listening to.

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Barcelona March 2015

Spending my Birthday with my girlfriend would be the best way to turn 39, so even though I ‘d just visited Barcelona in January, I flew back on February 28 to spend a few more days in that beautiful city. Escaping the cold weather in the Netherlands was a good reason too :)

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Barcelona January 2015

In January I visited that beautiful city of Barcelona again, escaping the cold wintery weather of the Netherlands. Only for a few days this time, but the city is an incredible place that still has many secrets to reveal.

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Barcelona 2014

Huge metropolitan cities have a vibe of their own. Not only is there a normal daily routine, but the constant invasion of tourists make the city buzz with anticipation, activities 24/7. Having visited Rome, Paris and New York, I now (finally) visited Barcelona and I loved it! Every minute of it.

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