My point of view #10

MY POINT OF VIEW #10 (By Tatiana Sisquella)

Cabina de TelèfonsTo start with, a statistic: on a world-wide basis there are now more mobile phones than people. Putting your mobile phone into your bag or your jacket pocket has become as much an everyday act as cleaning your teeth (correction: there are more people who remember to take their mobile with them than who remember to clean their teeth, but that’s another question).

Having a mobile phone is no longer a privilege in our society. Making a phone-call is no longer an act that is the result of a conscious thought process: we often call first and think later. It is quite clear that our relationship with telephones has radically changed in a very short space of time. And within this maelstrom there is one element in the picture which has silently and discreetly passed from having a leading role to becoming just an extra, walking alone at the back of the set. How does an actor feel when, after years of fame and glory, he is relegated to the most complete anonymity? What can it feel like to be a star who was in the limelight for years but who overnight is suddenly no longer noticed any more by the general public? Well, lift the receiver of a public telephone-box and ask it.

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My point of view #9

MY POINT OF VIEW #9 (by Tatiana Sisquella) 

The article I’m going to write today is to be read out in a low voice or in a whisper.

With your permission, I’m going to take the liberty of taking you by the hand and leading you to one of my favourite spots in Barcelona. I only have one request to make: don’t raise your voice, because we’re going to one of the quietest places in the open air in the whole city: the Plaça Sant Felip Neri.

Sshhhh…

Plaça Sant Felip Neri - BarcelonaIf you’ve been to Barcelona before, you’re bound to have been very near this square, which lies on top of a former medieval cemetery. Maybe this is the reason why, when you walk into it, you are filled with a feeling of peace and serenity that is difficult to find in other areas of the city. The Plaça Sant Felip Neri is right in the middle of it all, between the Cathedral and the Plaça Sant Jaume, in the heart of the Old City. Of course you could also have seen it without ever having come to Barcelona. The film “PERFUME” and the Evanescence videoclip for “MY IMMORTAL” both chose it as a backdrop.

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My point of view #8

MY POINT OF VIEW #10 (By Tatiana Sisquella)

The other day I was walking along one of Barcelona’s many crowded streets. More specifically, I was coming out of my regular workplace in the Plaça Francesc Macià and I was going  to the next street down to get my car…Yes, I know that in a city like Barcelona I should use public transport to get around because it’s more sustainable and all the rest of it, but that´s another subject…

We had had a pretty good day at work that day: a good atmosphere, lots of giggles all round, not much work to do .…in fact, it had been one of those rare days when going to work doesn’t seem like an obligation. So there I was, walking out into the street wrapped in a sort of patina of good will to all men, with a smile on my lips and much more of a spring in my step than is usual for me, and suddenly, out of nowhere, an almost imperceptible sound came out of my mouth.

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