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Thieves in Barcelona must be...

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... somewhat non-discriminating regarding their "targets" and locations.

On my 12th or more visit to Barcelona, I finally managed to join the ranks of those who got pickpocketed in this wonderful city.
Oddly enough, this did not happen among the crowds on the evil Ramblas or the haunted Metro at 2 am or at an hole-in-wall ATM in the Raval (all of which I frequented during the last 24hrs) but sitting on the harbor promenade wall with my camera placed conveniently next to me like Mr Stupid Tourist (with a very capital "S").
Sitting there I took a picture or two with my phone, then wanted to take the camera to take the same pics again - and gone it was.
Technically and financially it is no big deal.. 5 year old camera which may get you still 50 or 70 euros on ebay.
But gone were the photos of the day (fortunately I still have a few hundred at home of BCN) .

What struck me most that I wasn't exactly in an area crowded by tourists or any crowds at all. From a thief's perspective not a prime location. Nevertheless, it must have been a pretty well-educated thief as I did not notice anything at any moment.
But all it takes is the opportunity, I guess.

As this whole issue is not worth any minute of filing a report, I decided in a somewhat childish attempt of seeking satisfaction to wait to buy a new camera and to do my other shopping until I get to Lisbon on Monday :-)

Besides this mildly unpleasant event it was another nice and sunny day in the city.

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