A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it... We are too ready to retaliate, rather than forgive... And yet we could hurt no man that we believe loves us. Let us try then what love will do: for if men did once see we love them, we should soon find they would not harm us. Force may subdue, but Love gains: and he that forgives first, wins the laurel.
William Penn

Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone...
George Fox

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tarragona: Walls that Speak of Peace, Nikki and Company, Castells Et Al

Walls that speak of peace, in Catalan, entering Tarragona

Tarragona´s Rambla

The Roman ampitheatre by the sea

My host Nikki on the left, and her friends (and mine), Patricia and Alícia, having a look at the petitions (and other things)

Science teachers Alícia (from Catalunya) and Patrícia (from France), who gave me great support. Many thanks, friends!

Where gladiators once battled in Tarragona

Tarragona's cathedral

The Catalan flag, on the left, and Tarragona's flag on the right. The flag in the middle is for an association of Castells (human towers)

Nikki, my host, an independent English teacher and highly competitive padel player. She was also very supportive of my walk, and is now a good friend. Thanks Nikki!

Traditional dancing on the Rambla, on St Jeroni's Day

I found this statue of a castell very impressive...

...until I saw this...

...and this!

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