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

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Some Views of Barcelona

The home of Catalunya's 'national team'

Barcelona's stock exchange suffers blemishes from an attack of red paint

Paris isn't the only city with an Arc de Triomf

Capoeira in Parc de la Ciutadella

The Rambla

A rescue after the elevator jammed at the top of Columbus' statue

Monumento de Colom

A homeless man in Plaça de Catalunya

'For a quality  public school, Occupy the classrooms'. Spain's government  is cutting  education and  health services while the military and the Church go unscathed

Policemen meet during the threat of public protests while the European Banking Committee is in town.  A student's demonstration of some 8000 students was matched by 8ooo policemen standing by to contain the protests.

The building where the ECB met was surrounded by an army of  police
'Homes without people, people without homes'

break dancing on the Rambla

A small demonstration of train workers who have also suffered from cuts

'12 May to 15 May We Take the Streets'  The 15th of May is the Anniversary of the  'Toma la Plaza'  movement (Take the Square) which predates (and probably inspired)  the 'Occupy  Wall Street' movement

A Barcelona bullring, no longer used for bullfighting. Bullfights have  been outlawed in Catalunya.

The ever present 'Mossos d'Esquadra', or 'Squadron Boys'. The  riot squads among the Mossos have a reputation for being heavy handed

Londoners aren't the only ones to have a building of this shape in their neighborhood

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