While I was in Barcelona with my family, I was also unfortunately caught up in the van attack on Las Ramblas that left 15 people dead and wounded scores of innocent men, women and children. I will be covering this tragedy in separate post. My stance towards this episode is that I am humbled to be alive and grateful for the gift of life that we so often take for granted.
But I am also angry and baffled – how can any one possibly contemplate an attack on the innocent of this nature and justify it in any way, religious or otherwise? The people that did this (most of whom got themselves shot dead) have no place in any culture – African, Spanish, Catalan, European or other. They know no religion, Islamic or other, and their affiliation to darkness paints an unspectacular if not worrying trail of deriliction in today’s society.
Here are the some of my pictures of the day time stood still in Barcelona.
For more Barcelona posts, check out:
Visiting Barcelona: Part One – Architecture
Visiting Barcelona: Part Three: La Sagrada Famila- the quintessential never-ending work
Visiting Barcelona: Part Four: Bcn in street art – Mobile photography from the Catalan capital
Visiting Barcelona: Part Five: Throwback time
Visiting Barcelona: Part Six: This is not a photo opportunity: The pitfalls of excessive mainstream tourism in the Catalan capital