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October 1, 2010


(En español en Urban Sketchers Spain)
Friday 24 was La Mercè, a big festival in Barcelona. I went to Plaça Sant Jaume to see the castellers. I've always thought this is a beautiful metonymy of the collective work, and I'd say it's not a case that this old tradition had taken deep roots in Catalonia. I've seen castells all my life on tv or films, but this was the first time I had the opportunity of seen them live. Really exciting, at some moments I got goosebumps.

La Mercè 02

La Mercè 03

La Mercè 04

La Mercè 05


marina said...

Great! You gave us the feeling and the atmosphere in a few strokes!

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

freekhand said...

Thank you Marina and Skizo!

Suhita said...

These really capture the spirit- how exciting!
I know of a very similar india tradition, and it was exciting to find out about this one. This link discusses both traditions:

freekhand said...

Thank you Suhita for the comment and the link, what a great coincidence!

Luis Ruiz said...

Magníficos, Miguel. Admiro tu capacidad para captar lo verdaderamente esencial del dibujo.

freekhand said...

Gracias, Luis. La prisa ayuda, la gente no se está tan quieta como los edificios y no te queda más remedio que simplificar!

Isabel said...


kumi matsukawa said...

Great depiction! I feel as if I'm there and experiencing together the thrill!

freekhand said...

Obrigado, Isabel!

おかげで , Kumi!