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SOUNDSCAPE: Spain winning the FIFA world cup

15 July, 2010 (11:49) | Living in Europe | By: admin

The moment Spain makes it first goal, recorded from our terrazza near the beach. The sound of victory; Spain wins the 2010 FIFA trophy and the city is awash with celebration.

We are now living in Barceloneta in our newly renovated (and painted) attic apartment near the beach, so I will resume this blog with this one little soundscape of a special moment in time captured. The horn sounds are all the cruise ships and yachts tooting their collective horns. VIVA ESPA√ĎA!

It was an amazing day actually – earlier in the day there was a peaceful but vibrant march that started at the bottom of our street in Gracia:

As soon as the FIFA game started, all these people disappeared into bars, homes, anywhere with a TV to watch the game. Not only did Catalunya win some autonomous rights, but then Spain went on to win the world cup, so it was a double victory in my neighborhood.