March 2, 2013

Barcelona. November, 2012

Occupy. Barcelona-style. The Catalan capitol has always had its share of free-thinkers, unbeholding to the status quo, the bottom line. Musicians, architects, painters, writers, ordinary people. Rule-breakers like Picasso, Dalí, Gaudí. This year’s ballot contained a referendum on whether thriving Catalonia should split from the rest of non-thriving Spain, for example. So I wasn’t surprised to come across this demonstration outside one of the region’s largest and most powerful banks, Catalunya Caixa. And I wasn’t surprised, either, to see so many of the protesters’ banners in English.

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