Lionel Messi is one of the world's greatest soccer players. So why is he forgotten
in his own home town?
posted by Chrysostom
on Oct 9, 2012 -
Lionel Messi is the first player to score 5 goals in a Champions League match as Barcelona demolished
Bayer Leverkusen 7-1
with Mardaonna and Pele abound. Like Mozart, Messi at 5 years
[YouTube, Spanish] old was better than most.
posted by vac2003
on Mar 8, 2012 -
Allas creates surprisingly novel highlight clips of FC Barcelona, perhaps the most talented football/soccer team of the moment. This fifteen minute video
illustrates Barcelona’s tactics, and serves as an introduction to aspects of the beautiful game that were previously invisible to novices like me. [more inside]
posted by ferdydurke
on Nov 8, 2011 -
There is one argument
that has taken the soccer world by storm: Can Barcelona
win on a cold, windy, night at The Britannia Stadium, home of Stoke City?
Andy Gray (talked about on the Blue before
) when he said: “I don’t know if Barcelona have ever gone to a place like the Britannia Stadium and suffered the kind of onslaught from Tony Pulis’ team of long throws and free-kicks or been up to a place like Blackburn and been beaten up by their long ball into the box.”
There has certainly been analysis
of this thorny question
Of course, Stoke is in the Europa league this year. If they were to win the competition and advance to a Champions league spot, we might actually see this fixture.
posted by josher71
on Oct 17, 2011 -
"Hiroshi Teshigahara's Antonio Gaudi
is a spare, astonishing, and haunting documentary on the designs of famed turn of the century Spanish architect, Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926). A profound influence on the Spanish art nouveau movement, Gaudi's sensual adaptation of Gothic, Middle Eastern, and traditional architecture is a truly a unique artistic vision. Teshigahara
immerses the viewer into Gaudi's unorthodox vision using lingering takes and mesmerizing panning sequences, accompanied by an equally eclectic soundtrack that vacillates from lyrical symphony to disquieting near silence. The film
, largely structured without verbal narrative, unfolds as a figurative mosaic of Gaudi's early influences and nascent vision in the mid 1800's - from an overview of the Catalonian culture, to the contemporary works of other prominent architects, to the medieval art and architecture pervasive in the region." (Janus/Criterion, 1:12, color)
posted by puny human
on Aug 3, 2011 -
Barcelona may or may not be the greatest soccer team of all time, as some now claim, but watching them is one of the prime viewing pleasures of our sports era. Can it get any better?
posted by ecourbanist
on May 4, 2011 -
At the beginning of the '09 season a young rookie coach named Pep Guardiola was appointed manager
of FC Barcelona, one of the top teams in European football. One year later, the team plays 19th December in Abu Dhabi against Estudiantes for the Club World Cup, the cusp of association football season. Guardiola had taken a talented but stagnating team to the top, a prometean figure that brought the philosophy he had inherited
playing for historical player Johann Cruyff almost 20 years before. [more inside]
posted by valdesm
on Dec 17, 2009 -
Cerra Perdida (Lost Wax):
What's better than free sculpture in the street? In Barcelona an artist is "losing" sculptures around town for every month of the year.
posted by jxn
on Nov 27, 2007 -
has an ongoing collection of high-quality full screen Quicktime VR panoramas of European cities, focusing on famous artistic and cultural landmarks (in Rome
), with interactive maps and travel information. A collaboration with national tourist offices by Swiss company Vrway Communication
, which also publishes Vrmag
, a bi-monthly review of panorama photography, and the FullscreenQTVR
directory in collaboration with the well-known panoramas.dk (previously mentioned on metafilter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
posted by funambulist
on Mar 6, 2006 -