Album: 01-09 Barcelona

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I get a 3 month residency teaching at Swing Maniacs in Barcelona. So we pack up and head out to Barcelona, which turns out to be lots of fun, though it's some transition to start teaching weekly classes instead of workshops. The differences are pretty enormous and it becomes an interesting teaching challenge. Either way, we fall very much in love with the city and will definitely be back.
Swing Maniacs Semester Instructors
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The guest instructors
Mindaugus, Dave, Davis & Claudia & their little one, and Arielle ( comments)
Sipping some Fanta limon
near the Arc D'Triomphe ( comments)
Walking around Barcelona
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instructor demo
with Lucile P. ( comments)
We start playing bananagrams
And things get dirty in some of our games.This one was memorable, because DHDP! Double-hymen, double-penis! ( comments)
Dr Pepper in Spain!?
How exciting.. but then the tagline is foreshadowing: "What's the worst that could happen"Seriously?And it turns out that Dr. Pepper made in GB uses fake sugars. Ugh! That's the worst that could happen! ( comments)
At the beach
with my love ( comments)
The view
from the hill near our place ( comments)
Double Arielle!
Panoramic action.(And maybe a bit of a fantasy... :) ( comments)
Long bridge span
where Arielle does one of her travel dance diaries ( comments)
Growing into daddy's shoes
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Dog protecting his wall
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Huge swing party
(Barcelona style) ( comments)
Barcelona dance party
Arielle dances with Aitor. ( comments)
The band
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Arielle dancing blur
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The floor is shimmery
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Adorable resting dog
relaxing outside a Barcelona pub waiting for his person. ( comments)
We come across a mad celebration
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Pagans walk the streets
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With loud, homemade fireworks
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Spinning sparks...
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...and loud explosions.
Somehow, nobody gets (badly) hurt. ( comments)
Explosions!
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Dragons!
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Drums!
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Madness!
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Gargoyles for Arielle
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Arielle hides into a wall
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Synthesis? Quaalude? Bifurcating!?
Our Bananagram games are getting serious. ( comments)
At the Arch
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Waiting for the subway
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Kenyon visits!
And we take her to the most excellent Juicy Jones ( comments)
Hanging out with Kenyon
at the beach ( comments)
This is one of the
greatest doors ever made. ( comments)
We babysit
for Claudia and Davis ( comments)
Arielle making friends with Sidney
and puppy Jefferson ( comments)
Poof! Sid & Jefferson out cold.
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Nuria does a photoshoot
This is my favorite (and I picked the location!) ( comments)
Photoshoot
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We practice our theatre hitch kick!
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Little wild parakeets,
live in the tree at this street corner. ( comments)
Arielle makes some art
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Okay, so..
this wasn't a real Banagrams game, but it's based on one which had a Diet/Duet grid of about four words, and we decided to continue the symmetrical pattern for fun. It looks like a Strawberry! ( comments)
Important gov't-ish place
in Barcelona ( comments)
And our first video
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And Arielle teaches me about aperature.
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JP visits!
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Amazing light at Placa Catalunya
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The Placa Catalunya towers
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Arielle prepping for
a dance diary moment ( comments)
Dave walks the streets.
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"So, when we look at this photo later..
is it cool if it looks like I'm picking your nose?" ( comments)
I find improv in Barcelona!!
Sadly I waited until the end of our 3 month stay or else I could have been doing weekly improv! ( comments)
A little stage for an improv jam
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Barcelona improvisers
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Little piggie nose
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Directing a scene
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Like conducting
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182 ___ walk into a bar
Except they play 185. And they don't do the full script - and it seems most of the players don't know the game. So it's an interesting result. ( comments)
"What you got?!"
A great run with my first contender, and he has a good one so I take the fall. :) ( comments)
Arielle goes up on stage for the first time!
The question game, which she knows! But her competition falters and she doesn't even get to go! ( comments)
My beautiful love
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Walls
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And epic walls
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Inside the church
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(in the Gothic Barrio)
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Arielle walking the streets..
(and looking like she's walking the streets ;) ( comments)
Aperature!
Out playing with the new camera. ( comments)
Ghost car
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The beautiful view
from our apartment's back windows. ( comments)
We make art!
This is mine. Our fortress, a place of safety. (This was before we learned that we did not get the 1 acre of land we put an offer on in New Orleans). ( comments)
And we make a poster
for the two of us. ( comments)
First attempts at a ring design
for Arielle's engagement ring (with CZ and clay) ( comments)
Arielle adds some fanciness.
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Arielle runs a creativity workshop,
and this is my work for one of the assignments - take a photo with a figurine. ( comments)
My alternate photo
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..Then we have to write a story.
Here's my sad story about Morty C the cow. ( comments)
April Fools
So, it's April Fools in Spain and it's time to play an April Fool's joke on my parents.
Perhaps it's a bit much, perhaps I'm a bad son, but I blame the parents for raising such a terrible kid.
Plus, Arielle helped. ( comments)
One of the final class photos
with excellent co-teacher Lorena ( comments)
Another final class photo with Lorena
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End of semester
performances! (And such a great song) ( comments)
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