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Gracia soundscape

17 December, 2008 (08:02) | Living in Europe | By: admin

The knife sharpener man goes by…

One of the more distinctly old world qualities of living here in Gracia is the local knife sharpening man, who with his bicycle and his wares attached walks by, sounding his distinct pan pipe. For 5 euros he will sharpen your knife. I was sitting here in my living room when I heard him approaching so I recorded the moment to share with you. I live near Pla├ža Reloj (clock plaza) and you can hear the bells ringing as well.


This is the butane man, who has just now passed by selling butane cannisters and using them percussively to attract the attention of neighborhood clients.