Monthly Archives: December 2012

Barcelona and Christmas time

Welcome to Barcelona!

The entries on this section of Semiofest Web (under Barcelona blog category) will show you the “backstage” of our activity in order to have everything prepared for the next edition of our celebration of semiotic thinking, in 2013. We will also like to share with you different things that are going on in this interesting city…

We all tend to think of Spain, in special Barcelona (and Costa Brava), Balearic&Canary Islands and Andalusia as synonyms for sun, beaches, beer and sangría. But how does Barcelona look in Fall/Winter time? What about the ideas it tries to promote regarding its project of being a “sustainable city“? Christmas time offers quite an occasion to think about these issues. There is a strong tradition of decorating the cities for Christmas, as in many other European cities. But how can a city full of electric lights be sustainable? Here’s the answer from Barcelona: in the last years, all the lights are LEDs, even the pink tree you see on the pictures. They re-use the lights instead of changing them every year (as it used to be), in order to prevent waste. Nevertheless, the city looks really nice. Here you have some pictures (including one bench we really liked, in the Gothic Neighbourhood). Hope you enjoy them.

Here you have more information about this.