September 28, 2011

       I got back to Melbourne last Friday the 23rd.
       Gonna try and post the backlog of images from the last few months soon.

September 5, 2011

       Even though I'm not in the country, I still follow the fortunes of my
       beloved North Melbourne. Sheena consoled me after watching the
       mighty Kangas get buried by St. Kilda last weekend. The loss dashed
       our hopes of making the finals this year, but there are promising signs
       for next.
19-27 June

Part 4: Barcelona, Berlin

       We returned to Barcelona with the better part of a day to spend before our
       flight back to Berlin. Our only aim was to go to the Joan MirĂ³ museum,
       but all that greeted us was closed doors. It reminded me of National Lampoon's
       Vacation, in particular the part where the Griswolds finally make it to
       Walley World only to find it closed for renovations.

       This is a view of Barcelona from near the museum.

       We got back to Berlin and I was reminded that disappointment had struck
       not only me that day.

September 4, 2011

19-27 June

Part 3: San Sebastian

       We were taking in the sunset when we noticed a bonfire burning to our left.

       It was the last day of the school year.
       Kids and parents alike celebrated the occasion by burning what was around,
       and rejoicing about the flames.

       This guy with the hose took great pleasure in spraying the shit out of the kids,
       water cannon-style, whilst everyone else had a good laugh.

       We went for a walk along the beach and saw the older school kids forming
       their own separate bonnies.

       We got closer and saw that they were using a their whole year's worth of
       exercise books and handouts as the fuel for the fires.

I picked up one of the sheets and this was what was on the front and back.

       The next day we went to the beach.

       Despite having by far the least amount of sick days taken, and the most
       overtime hours logged on any construction site in Spain, the erection of
       this foreshore fence which commenced in 1992 is yet to be completed.
       Interestingly, the building site has Spain's highest number of workplace accidents. 

       Views from below.

       View from above.

       We witnessed people enter the institution of marriage.

       Romantic truck.

       Back to Barcelona, Renfe-style.