Just 5 shy of a full alphabet

Almost a full representation of the entire alphabet here on this beach side bar in Barcelonetta.

Extraordinary attention to detail

Barcelona and tapas go hand in hand and if you’re lucky enough to get your booking sorted two months before you get there you might just be able to have some of the most extraordinary food of your life.

The restaurant is Tickets and it is an amazing combination of the most extraordinary tapas food that is delivered with wonderful theatre and spectacle. It is tapas like you’ve never seen before using inspiring techniques to change textures and flavours – explosions for your senses.

Now as I mentioned you have to have pre-planned for this experience and whilst I have heard that you might be lucky enough to get a walk in, I wouldn’t risk it.

Two months in advance the table reservations are released online at the strike of midnight – Spanish time. You need to be fast as people all around the world snap up the tables quickly. We managed to get one for an 11.30am sitting on a Saturday morning – fortunately one of the three days we would be in Barcelona.

But whatever time you manage to get I highly recommend that you take the chance for an experience that you won’t forget quickly.

Ticket’s liquid olives.
Puffed spicy saffron “squid”.
Crusted sea bass with mojo sauce.
Grilled lobster.
Confit potatoes with ham.
Iberico pork in mole sauce.
Oysters served 2 ways.
“Molette” with double chin.
Mango sorbet with a mango cone.
Hot and cold chocolate fritters.
Lemon ice cream.
Gusanitos – mint marshmallows.
Cherry tree.

Connectivity is a necessary part of modern life

In Valencia modern homes are connected to the outside world through jungles of antennas and satellites.

Light ’em up – A series of street lamps Part 1

You can tell a lot about a city by its street lamps. After reviewing my photo archive I realised that I have many photos of street lamps, some where the lamp is the feature and some where a street lamp has snuck into my shot – and in some cases snuck in and become the main attraction.

Part one photos are from Spain and France and one from a day trip to Germany – see if you can find it, hint it was raining.

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Lamp_alsace_2 Lamp_Amsterdam Lamp_Annecy_2
Lamp_Annecy_3 Lamp_alsace Lamp_Valencia


Lamp_beauj Lamp_bruges Lamp_Freiburg
Lamp_Granada_2 Lamp_Granada_3 Lamp_granada
Lamp_Lyon Lamp_Malaga_2 Lamp_Malaga
Lamp_Montpellier Lamp_Paris_1 Lamp_Paris_6

Lamp_paris_3 Lamp_paris_5 Lamp_paris_7

Lamp_Paris_8 Lamp_paris Lamp_seville_4
Lamp_Valencia_2 Lamp_seville_5 Lamp_Avignon_2