A year has passed since TA Barcelona lost its most passionate member, Chris-the-Scotsman. Only 47 years young, Chris passed away on December 29, 2010. He had just returned from a fun-filled visit to Barcelona and a series of TA Barcelona Forum Meets (which he organized). He will be forever loved and never forgotten for his wicked wit, generous spirit and excellent suggestions/comments about Barcelona.
As time goes by, the threads on which Chris’ participated have been closed and it has become harder to find his good material. Here’s a short list of my favourite threads in which – for a passing moment – I can see Barcelona through the eyes of Chris-the-Scotsman.
Please feel free to add your own Chris-thread or Chris-quote below.
Barcelona has something to offer to everyone, even if they can’t run a marathon anymore or have ‘creaky knees’…Chris always mentioned his dear dad and travel partner, Bob. Chris often read funny excerpts from the forum to him.
A little rain won’t stop you from having fun in Barcelona.
The drains might stink a bit in the hot weather but streets are cleaned daily…
If you like architecture, you’ll love Barcelona.
You won’t find any locals walking around ‘with axes in their heads’ in the Raval…(a thread about safety)
Barceloneta beach’s famous old naked guys can make a wedding proposal an Event to Remember! (see post #8)
When it comes to fashion in Barcelona, anything is possible – even wheels for feet!
What do Imelda Marcos, Barcelona and shoes have in common?
Barcelona offers great access to Catalan wine.
In Barcelona, you might bump into Ferran Adria while shopping for jamon.
How to satisfy an obsession for jamon:
Barcelona is a heaven for late-night snacking.
When in doubt, drink chocolate!
The “I Love Barcelona” t-shirt wins over the “I’ve been mugged in Barcelona” t-shirt any day!
You can forget everything but you won’t forget Gracia, food or Barcelona! Chris had his own ‘city girl’, his dear mum Margaret.