mr. zilla goes to town

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

girona street art

Girona is about an hour north of Barcelona by train.

The medieval town and old Jewish quarter are on the east bank of the Onyar river are a very enjoyable walk, and the Cathedral de Santa Maria nestled at the top of the hill, with the widest Gothic vault in Christendom, is quite a space. It was even enough to shake me momentarily from my growing cynical curiousity about the sheer decadal volume of extracted peasant labour that went into funding and building these pre-modern skyscrapers. But it's the other side of the river, throughout the modest and fashionista-focussed downtown, that has some of the most thoroughly prominent urban art murals I've seen.


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