A History of a Holiday in Fifteen Trees – Seven

Blogging challenges, Catalonia, Spain

We’re going to end our trip to Premià de Mar where we began, in a bar. But this isn’t just any bar. This is Bar del Mig, in the main town square, and the venue of choice for many in the town for a morning coffee, a lunchtime meal or a convivial evening of tapas and a drink.

Bar del Mig? That’s a funny name isn’t it? Well, it refers to the fact that the Cami del Mig runs through all the coastal towns hereabouts, as it has since Roman times, south of the Via Augusta, as a -er- miggle way between that and the sea.

We might be leaving Premià , but there are lots of places, lots of trees to visit yet. We’ll call in at other local towns in the area before heading off back to the ferry from Santander via Aragon, the Basque country, and Cantabria. Gosh, if the thought’s making you thirsty, and we haven’t time to go back to the bar, best have a quick swig from a tree-shaded water fountain before we set off.

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34 thoughts on “A History of a Holiday in Fifteen Trees – Seven

  1. Ah, the holiday delights of a cafe or bar in a sunny square, with a seat in the shade from which to watch the world go by while enjoying a coffee or a refreshing beer perhaps!

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  2. Those shady trees make the town square what it is.
    I was most fascinated to see a kind of post-Covid lifestyle emerging. Is that possible I can only wonder. Here, as in many other places, we are still in the grip of a third wave of infections.

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    1. It’s only possible because of Spanish summers of course. Life is wholly lived outdoors, and shady trees play a big part in making the middle of the hot-hot day tenable in the open. Our own summer has recently presented similar opportunities, but we’re back to business as usual today. And as you may have heard, thanks to our government’s inept ‘Freedom Day’, things can only get worse.

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      1. Lovely that the trees play such a valuable role in outdoor life in the Spanish summers.
        Yes, I have been reading about ‘Freedom Day’, although I have not been keeping up with UK news as regularly as I did as incredulity keeps creeping in. even though I know its real. Hoping that the policy makers get real too soonest.

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  3. Fabulous spot! I would love people watching in a place like that…as I did at a bar in Krakow….must see if I have an image with trees

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  4. I love this place. My way to spend a holiday, sitting in the shade and people watching with a coffee or glass of orange juice (Spanish orange juice is THE best) or later on with tapas and wine.

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    1. Oh yes. Spanish orange juice. The best. A nasty shock when you unwittingly fetch up in one of the few bars that doesn’t juice its own

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  5. Those trees with their leaves and branches catching points of light look like beautiful glassware or jewellery by some world-famous designer like Lalique, and they also make me think of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Somehow the curved edge of the blind with its black line sets them off to perfection! Lovely.

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    1. Gosh, you’re waxing lyrical today Ros! Thank you. I like the photo too – remind me to show it to you in its unsquared form. It works much better.

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