Kinda magic

The Magic Fountain, Barcelona, June 2019

And their was a choice of music to go with this magic, and in the end it was this that won for me. This is the October 1988 performance at the open air La Nit festival in Barcelona, staged to coincide with the arrival of the Olympic flag from Seoul.

 


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 21 October 2020

Posted as part of KindaSquare

25 thoughts on “Kinda magic

  1. You may not believe this, but I’ve never even heard of this fountain. Of course, as you can tell, I haven’t been to Barcelona, but I would have thought I would have heard of it by now. It’s so spectacular . . . and so are your pictures.

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    1. It’s well known, but not a spot I often go to on my trips to Barcelona. If asked for a list of spot to go when over there, I probably wouldn’t think to include it. But it’s worth seeing once at least

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  2. I first saw this in 1960 when it was virtually the only free family entertainment for the people of Barcelona, under Franco . The poverty then was unbelievable and so they flocked here to marvel at the sight of The Magic Fountain while Civil Guards and Secret Police milled around. I was taken there by students and, like all students, they were very politically aware. Two of them supported the regime but they still acknowledged the presence of the security forces.

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    1. Fascinating, I can imagine what a treat it would have been. I have done a tour of Barcelona hearing about the civil war period – an excellent tour – so am now much more of the hardships.

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  3. oh this is just wonderful – he was amazing wasn’t he. What a start to the Olympics, and no wonder a replay of this made the Magic Fountain for you

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      1. Oh, it’s not the drive. It’s potential quarantine, self-isolation, and travelling immediately post-Brexit (meaning we have to have travel insurance …) that are the pains.

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