Moving back to Barcelona

Old May 27th, 2006, 09:01 AM
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That sounds like great fun! What a nice way to ease back in to living in Barcelona.
If the Yankee and I ever get there, (so many places, so little time-but he really wants to go to Barcelona)...I will send you an email ~
We can be foodies together too
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Old May 27th, 2006, 01:58 PM
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Laclaire, thanks for the information. I have been gone most of the day and just got back to this forum. I have copies your list and plan on printing it when I get the chance. My printer has been a little screwy and doesn't want to talk to the computer but my wife is trying to fix it. Thanks again.

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Old May 28th, 2006, 05:04 PM
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 09:56 AM
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Hey Claire -- I just noticed your notice. You are one lucky (and I'm sure hardworking) chica! Buena suerte con todo.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:12 AM
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Thank you, Molloy! I got giddy and called the consulate today and she said "no te preocupes, niña, que va todo bien." That is all I needed to hear, but man, did I need to hear it!
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:27 AM
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Awww -- doesn't that response just warm your heart! I'm in the midst of some fun planning for a trip with hubby and two kiddos to Languedoc and Paris in September, but I think my heart will always be in Spain. I know you are not a huge fan of Madrid, but that's where I cut my teeth and if I close my eyes I can see it, hear it, smell it . . .

Anyway, if you need up trip up the coast just into France in mid-Sept, let me know! We'll be there and we'll buy you a drink .
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:35 AM
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Thanks! I will keep it in mind, though I will probably have just been there in August (ah, yet another tour de Villefranche), but I am never opposed to traveling.

Oh, and though I say I dislike Madrid, I think that I effectively let absence make the heart grow fonder. I have not been there since August of 2004, and I know I will be going in a few months. I am actually sort of excited!
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:41 AM
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Congrats, Claire. I hope you have a wonderful year.

And thanks for the info you posted. I'm saving that for one of my future trips.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 10:43 AM
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Madrid is actually my favorite city in Spain but one thing I hope you will do while living in Barcelona is make a trip to Vic to see the fantastic museum there. I think you really don't understand what an extraordinary, globalized culture existed in Catalunya until you see the wealth of art in the that museum, with Flemish, Germanic, French and Italian influences. It becomes much easier to grasp Gaudi and all of the Catalonian revivalists after visiting that museum. And needless to say, if you are looking to get away from tourists, Vic is the place to go.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 12:13 PM
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And I just have to ask, Claire, without even attempting to conceal my envy, what will you be doing in Barcelona -- work-wise I mean.

I remember a prior post having something to do with the safety of condoms after a transatlantic flight and your quick explanation that it was a work-related research project . Sounds like interesting work, to be sure!
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 04:36 PM
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Molloy- I edit and translate for a museum in Barcelona and will be back in the offices with my beloved co-workers. I have been doing this for some time now (over a year) but when my paperwork ran out, I had to return to the US and work via e-mail. Let's hear it for calls at 4 a.m. and getting entire books e-mailed and eventually mailed to me for the job. I cannot wait to be back there! Also, working in a museum has its perks. . . passes, conferences, contributing to the Art world. As I told my mother, "yes, there are jobs in Art History."

Per the condom thing, I volunteer as a sexual health counselor. Both are really interesting, but counseling is strictly on a volunteer basis.

Aside from that, I do a lot of writing for on-line and paper publications, which can be done from anywhere unless I get a site-specific assignment.

Enough about me, though. . .
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 08:01 PM
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You work for a museum? So do I! Maybe we can work together on some book and I can get some paid travel over to Barcelona
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 08:28 PM
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I missed this post -- you got the news the day I left for my trip to Spain! Turned out to be an auspicious sign for me since I had an amazing trip, thanks to your help.

I'm sure Barcelona is as eager to have you back, and you must keep posting. I look forward to stopping into MACBA when I'm in Barcelona again and I will take you out for a drink.

Hey, everyone, check out the website of the MACBA -- it reflects a really smart and refreshing take on the possibilities of museums as critical public spheres.

http://www.macba.es/controller.php

And as you might notice, the translated English site is really excellent work, no? ( I won't say anymore)

BTW, loved the Bar Elisabets, which is in a great neighborhood surrounding the museum. As Claire advised, we got there right before 2 pm and got a table immediately. 30 minutes later the place was packed and there were several parties waiting.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 11:02 PM
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Aw, fishee! Yes, that is my museum. Read the virutal magazine and if you can get the podcast, do so. Occasionally you hear my voice in some of the recordings. If we do it in English, that will be my little southern drawl you hear on the headphones.
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Old Jun 2nd, 2006, 04:05 AM
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There is a possibility I might get to Barcelona in July for the first time in over thirty years. Your post has gotten me excited about it, and I hope if I go to have the smart instinct to pick you on the Ramblas to ask for directions.

And now I'm busying myself with the museum website, looks like fun.
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Old Jun 2nd, 2006, 04:52 AM
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Good for you for following your dream and landing the art history job -- and what a great place to work. Best of luck to you back in Barcelona!
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Old Jun 2nd, 2006, 06:45 PM
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Nikki- just e-mail me and voilà, we can choose a time and place for you to ask me directions. It is that easy!
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Old Jun 4th, 2006, 09:12 AM
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Claire, thanks for the offer, I'll certainly try to take you up on it if this trip becomes a reality.
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Old Jun 4th, 2006, 12:58 PM
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Claire,

I'm getting chills writing this. MACBA was DD's favorite museum in Barcelona, but somehow DH and I missed it when we were there. I'm an art educator and what's even weirder to me is that Krzystof Wodisczko was a good friend of mine when we were both on the faculty of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design! If you're in touch with him, tell him that Paula sends her best regards and that I've fallen in love with Spain (I think he'll appreciate this.) What a small world after all, huh?

For sure we have to take you out for dinner when we're in Barcelona next year! This is really amazing and wonderful.

Muchos saludos,
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Old Jun 4th, 2006, 01:47 PM
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Paula- when I did the Wodisczko stuff I was in the States (thank you, e-mail) so I never got to meet him, but I enjoyed what he had to say. There is an interview between him and and Catalina Serra that I think is a great example of how he sees the role of art in society.

Should we have a run-in (not unheard of), I will send regards on your behalf. One always does love those little tastes of serendipity, no?
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