(text en català a continuació)
Speaking of “hey look at me!” posts… early last year I thought I wanted to do a series of video podcasts that featured (rather, sort of compared and contrasted) Barcelona and New York. I go back and forth quite a bit so I thought I could get plenty of fresh footage on an ongoing basis and I was having all these ideas about how the two cities could be juxtaposed.
I was going to do the whole series in Catalan (so, obviously not directed at an English speaking audience). In the end, I just couldn’t get it together to make more than the first installment so I never posted it. I just had too much on my plate and I wasn’t getting any strong indicators that there would be a lot of interest. For what it’s worth, here it is.
For you non-Catalan speakers, what I’m pointing out in the video is that New York is beautiful and imposing as seen from above or from a distance but when you get down into the city it’s a bit gritty, industrial and it could use a makeover. Barcelona in contrast, isn’t so pretty as seen from above but when you get down into the city it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world with great infrastructure and manicured public spaces. I make a few other comparisons and contrasts as well. You get the point.
I don’t foresee making any more of these.
A principis de l’any passat vaig voler fer una sèrie de vídeos curts que comparaven i contrastaven Barcelona i Nova York. Ja que vaig i vinc sovint, pensava que sempre tindria suficient metratge i no deixava de tenir idees de com relacionar les dues ciutats.
Entre una cosa i l’altra només vaig fer el primer episodi. Vaig començar a tenir massa feina i no detectava que hi hauria prou interès com per justificar la continuació. De totes formes, aquí tenim el vídeo que sí que vaig acabar. No crec que en faci més però si us agrada passeu-lo. A veure que us sembla.