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We conclude He dislikes cars

And yet, there are people [you won't believe me, but it's true] who go to Amsterdam and do not gain the pleasure(s) you enjoyed...but this is not a problem.  For them there is...Barcelona!

Ach!  I'm jealous...

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 07:59:57 AM EST
Sadly in barcelona we only have down town free of cars...

The city is full of cars... Hopefully one day...

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 09:07:00 AM EST
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Your downtown might be the size of Amsterdam.

I may have that all wrong--I'm trying to check the scales...

Amsterdam central, where there are few or no cars, is about forty minutes across on foot, the part in the top of this pic.

Ach...

My town by comparison:

And here's Barcelona:

Hey, map blogging!

Amsterdam, 1544 (?)



Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 09:58:29 AM EST
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The part with almost no cars is the old town quartet...

So it is roughly the same... with the difference that the streets are very small is crowded with tourists!!!!

all the time...

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 10:06:03 AM EST
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Not only downtown. In Gràcia there are many streets closed to traffic now. Gràcia is like an island, you can walk from Gal.la Placídia to Joanic through nice and quiet small squares and you'll only have to cross two noisy big streets, Gran de Gràcia and Torrent de l'Olla. Have you seen calle Astùries, recently? It's great. No more cars, there either.
by amanda2006 on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 10:26:37 AM EST
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Absolutely.. yes yes I forgot Gracia.. of course...

Yuuups

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 10:54:27 AM EST
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Yes, Barcelona, but I had a very hard time finding any pot or hash there.
by Quentin on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 12:14:52 PM EST
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That's one of the differences, I think.  For those who enjoy

there's the light, the air, the peace...no cars...and coffee shops....enlightenment...

For those who don't...maybe Amsterdam isn't so interesting...although I've been with a non-smoking...ah...but we went to a coffee shop...where the air is laden with...so...that maybe one of the points...oh...was there a point?  Hey, look at that!



Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 12:48:57 PM EST
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Yes, of course, BCN is not like Amsterdam in this respect, but tell me, which european or american city is like Amsterdam when it comes to get something to smoke?
In any case, things are moving in Catalonia, there are plenty of grow shops and we have an annual cannabis fair. It was held precisely last weekend.

http://www.elperiodico.com/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=46&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=373023& ;idseccio_PK=1022&h=

There is also an association (Navarra Cannabic Representation) that will run in the next Spanish elections as a political party.

by amanda2006 on Tue Jan 23rd, 2007 at 01:29:03 AM EST
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