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Giants of Barcelona

barcelona giants

Going through large wooden doors about three times the height of a human, into the same building that housed the Chinese photography exhibit, wandering toward the back, I saw behind glass the three tall figures above. I did not know at the time but these were a few of what are known as the Barcelona Giants and they are brought out for La Merce, a parade held in September and in honour of the patron saint of Barcelona. I took a few pictures. At this time, my girlfriend and I were just checking on how long the exhibit was on and decided to come back later.

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When we actually came to see the photographs, I went back to take another look and this is what I saw.

more barcelona giants

How bizarre. I had the feeling that if I kept returning, each time there would be more, and eventually they would be so deeply crowded in there all you would see is swatches of cloth against the glass.

I don’t know why but I do like the large statues. Or actually any things that are larger than they are meant to be. Not that I cannot appreciate unusually small things like this nifty little microwave here.

small microwave

Its about the size of a box of Kleenex. But in general I do like the large.

Below is what at the time of its completion was the tallest free standing statue in the world at about 85 meters. It still stands in Volgograd.

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2 comments on “Giants of Barcelona

  1. […] Giants of BarcelonaI did not know at the time but these were a few of what are known as the Barcelona Giants and they are brought out for La Merce, a parade held in September and in honour of the patron saint of Barcelona. I took a few pictures. … […]

  2. is this “not” the tallest statue any longer?

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