174 Photos - Sep 26, 2013
Photo: Photo: Photo: The Placa de la Font, early in the morning, freshly washed after the previous night's wild festival activities (the Santa Tecla Festival).Photo: The view in TarragonaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Jewish QuarterPhoto: The CathedralPhoto: The blessed above, and the damned belowPhoto: Blessed pigeonsPhoto: Photo: Photo: We were very cooperative!Photo: Photo: The Roman covered streets, which were lined with shopsPhoto: The conference banquet was in a hotel overlooking the amphitheater and the sea.Photo: An inscription describing the Jewish quarter, before they were kicked out in 1492Photo: Photo: The amphitheatre could seat 15000 for a town with a population of around the same, or maybe twice that. Pretty amazing.  The whole town showed up.Photo: Moses is in the middlePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: A tour of Tarragona for the foreign participants of the Spanish-Portuguese Microscopy Society meeting. Fascinating place.Photo: The Placa de la Font during parade time, which was EVERY day we were there during the festival. needless to say I wasn't successful with afternoon napsPhoto: Photo: A Jewish tombstone used as masonry later on.Photo: Jewish QuarterPhoto: Photo: Photo: The Catalonian band that played. They were excellentPhoto: Amnon and Leah enjoying pre-dinner cocktails and conversationPhoto: Photo: A model of ancient Tarraco. The modern streets follow the identical pattern in many places. My 5-minute walk from the hotel to the conference site was via the ancient "Cardo".Photo: A human castle being built. These Catalans are really crazy. Its so dangerous - beyond beliefPhoto: One of the many Casteller clubs in town.Photo: Photo: One of the many free concerts in the streets during the festivalPhoto: Fire-spitting dragonsPhoto: The littlest kids climb to the top, hold up a hand with four fingers up to symbolize the Catalan flag, and then carefully climb back down. Madness...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: