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#316 Lippy

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

We got there early (8:30) but stayed for about two hours, well into the Spanish dinner hour.

#317 Wilfrid

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

I think 10.30 is early for the moo moos, who are not necessarily interested in eating anyway.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:08 PM

I think 10.30 is early for the moo moos, who are not necessarily interested in eating anyway.

The restaurant closes at 11.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

I'm sure the epic unemployment rates for under 25's is going a long way towards increasing the petty crime unfortunately. Spain is a mess.


Meh, the BCN petty crime peeps were way into it during the boom and lawful employment was never in their business plan.

I'm sure there's less police though.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:34 PM


I'm sure the epic unemployment rates for under 25's is going a long way towards increasing the petty crime unfortunately. Spain is a mess.


Meh, the BCN petty crime peeps were way into it during the boom and lawful employment was never in their business plan.

I'm sure there's less police though.

The skill level was professional.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:55 AM



I'm sure the epic unemployment rates for under 25's is going a long way towards increasing the petty crime unfortunately. Spain is a mess.


Meh, the BCN petty crime peeps were way into it during the boom and lawful employment was never in their business plan.

I'm sure there's less police though.

The skill level was professional.

We boarded a train a couple of years ago in Perpignon (ok not Spain but close). The complete artistry with which this thief stole the woman's bag in front of us was amazing. Just as the conductor said "Portes fermes" (or somesuch) he was off. He'd timed it to a tee. She could only look out the window in grief.

And of course we were robbed 30 years ago in Burgos, Spain in a campsite. I woke up and there was this little boy, he looked like a 7 year old, feeling under my pillow for my wallet (he didn't get it) but at our feet in the tent were my newly purchased jeans and they took them. Our neighbors had their cameras taken.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

Interesting about the police. During the mace incident we witnessed. It must have taken the police at least twenty minutes to arrive. By the time we walked by, a large crowd had already formed and the argument was well under way.

That must have been 10 minutes. It took the police another ten minutes to show up and then they acted quite tentatively. And they did nothing to quell the situation - were basically laughing and acting out to the crowd. But is was one of the more entertaining experiences we had in Barcelona.

Felt bad for Peggy since she loved Barcelona when she was there during the 80's. She built it up so much to me and then reality reared its ugly head. We both agreed we won't be back - too many other places to see and visit in Spain and the rest of Europe.

In fact, we will be traveling to Amsterdam in May. That city is everything Barcelona isn't - from the food to the people to the cleanliness.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

Interesting to see photos of Barcelona featured on the front page of today's NY Times.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:30 PM

Interesting to see photos of Barcelona featured on the front page of today's NY Times.

25% unemployment and things getting worse'll do that.
Why not mayo?

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:42 PM


Interesting to see photos of Barcelona featured on the front page of today's NY Times.

25% unemployment and things getting worse'll do that.

No doubt.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:50 PM

I'm trying to post a picture of the menu card Commerc 24 made for us, but I haven't been successful. Flickr has "update" and I can no longer find the code that works on MF.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:54 PM

I'm trying to post a picture of the menu card Commerc 24 made for us, but I haven't been successful. Flickr has "update" and I can no longer find the code that works on MF.

if you take the url after the src= part of the BB code it should work

<a href="http://www.flickr.co...AB/7018163903/" title="IMG_2686.JPG by AB, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.staticf...ca40583a32.jpg" width="333" height="500" alt="IMG_2686.JPG"></a>


Why not mayo?

#328 prasantrin

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:00 AM

On my version of Flickr it's still the same--above the picture click "share", then "Grab the HTML/BBCode", then make sure "BBCode" is selected, then copy and paste the full URL into your post (if you do it this way, do not use the picture link, just copy and paste directly).

You can edit the BBCode link to get rid of extraneous information, but it's easiest to copy and paste directly.

#329 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:06 AM

On my version of Flickr it's still the same--above the picture click "share", then "Grab the HTML/BBCode", then make sure "BBCode" is selected, then copy and paste the full URL into your post (if you do it this way, do not use the picture link, just copy and paste directly).

You can edit the BBCode link to get rid of extraneous information, but it's easiest to copy and paste directly.

oh that does work better
Why not mayo?

#330 Lippy

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:15 AM

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It worked! Thank you!