On and off rain since the early hours of this morning, as had been forecast, but plenty of sunnyish periods in between the showers. The odd clap of thunder here and there but nothing too dramatic.
As I walked down an alley, a cat stared at me from a garden which had a high fence and also completely enclosed by quite a fine mesh. I turned away for a moment and when I tuned back, this little moggy was suddenly standing in the middle of the street ready to have its picture taken.
What an interesting use for an old laptop! At least one assumes it is an old one.
This character was out for a Sunday stroll.
I have always liked Anahi on calle Puerta del Mar so popped in to try (another) one of their delicious cakes.
In addition to the regular guitarist there was a keyboard player on the Balcón de Europa today, made a nice change.
Once or twice a year, the banks decide they need yet another copy of a particular piece of paper or a copy of some extra document, some of it to comply with legislation from 2010 – being so recent, of course, there has been no time to prepare. What happens? You suddenly find your bank account ‘blocked’.
A few quick phone snaps today just as the sun was about to set.
In 2010, Cataluña announced its intention to ban bullfighting in the region, describing it as ‘incompatible with Catalan tradition’, and the ban came into effect in January 2012. Now, in October 2016, the Spanish Constitutional Court has overturned the ban on the grounds that bullfighting is part of ‘Spanish heritage’ and therefore can only be banned by the central government.
The graffiti along the river walkway, on the school wall, appears to be on the increase. The whole area is a bit on the run down side these days, with all sorts of rubbish in the riverbed and on the banks, endless dog poo along the walkway and a couple of drain outlets which can only be spewing raw sewage. The stench (understatement sometimes) can actually be gut-wrenching on occasion.