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Ten Barcelonas!

The new advertising campaign in the city of Barcelona is so numerical. The city is divided in ten districts and the first ten numbers are the stars of the new posters which are in all the streets. Enjoy them!

1. The former Barcino which is the focus of the city where the Roman ruins are together with the Mediaeval Gothic architecture, was the origin of the first district: Ciutat Vella (Old Town). Their streets and squares are an open book to the history of Barcelona.

Districte 2 L’Eixample

2. Eixample is the Modernist district! At the end of the 19th century, Barcelona was expanded in this rectangular net with their new wide streets which nowadays are the focus of the urban movement of the city.

Districte 3 Sants-Montjuïc

3. Sants-Montjuïc offers a long walk from the mountain to the sea pointing our attention in the history of the comercial Barcelona.

Districte 4 Les Corts

4. Between Diagonal, full of shops and malls, and the noise of the Camp Nou, Les Corts is a Barcelona full of gardens where you can be lost in this residential town.

Districte 5 Sarrià-Sant Gervasi

5. Old Sarrià-Sant Gervasi is the most residential district of Barcelona. It’s like a quiet town rounded by gardens and museums which ends in Tibidabo mountain.

Districte 6 Gracia

6. Gracia is the opened town to all the cultures, the urban artists, the music, the theatre ans the cinema although the people whi lives here are proud of it and its past.

Districte 7 Horta-Guinardó

7. Horta-Guinardó is the great balcony in the city. It’s full of water and the old houses and “masias” and the gardens are the treasure and the image of this richness.

Districte 8 Nou Barris

8. This different and wide district called Nou Barris (Nine Towns) is the focus of a lot of gardens and green zones to walk and enjoy its cultural life which is independent form the rest of the city.

Districte 9 Sant Andreu

9. sant Andreu is like its neighbours: characters, fight and a deep respect for its traditions. From the Tres Tombs to the Esclat and other parties, tradition is the most important thing in this old town.

Districte 10 Sant Martí

10. Beside the sea, ubiquitous chimneys welcome the Sant Martí district recalling its industrial past. An industry that has led to innovation and new technology in the district and has become the engine of the new Barcelona.

Mathematical ad in Maidstone

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

As we could not visit anything in the rainy day we were in Rochester, we decided to go to Maidstone to have lunch. It was also raining there and while we were looking for our umbrellas I noticed this ad in a store window. Of course, this clothing store was telling us that it sells school uniforms.

Location: Junction of Medwall St. and Pudding Lane (map)

Sir Isaac Newton Pub

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Is there a better way for saying goodbye to England than having dinner in Sir Isaac Newton Pub? We noticed this pub when we arrived at Cambridge and we decided to go there for celebrating the last meal in our holidays. The pub is a very comfortable place and the staff is very kind so we have really enjoyed our meal.

Can you imagine what I have eaten?

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

The Gravity burger seems very luscious but it’s obvious that my choice has been the Isaac Burger: an open toasted burger bun with a Homemade 7oz Beef/Pork Burger, Cheese, Onion Rings, Salad Garnish, Homemade Coleslaw and Chips. I have no words for describing the pleasure that I’ve felt when I’ve tasted it:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

The place is suitably decorated. For examble, there is a big apple tree painted in the ceiling…

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

…and  some ‘Warholian’ apples on the walls:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

However, the picture which has impressed me more has been the set of portraits of Newton hung nex to the steps:


Photography by Carlos Dorce

The six portraits were painted by (from left to right):

  • Sir Peter Laly in 1665 (?)
  • Sir Godfrey Kneller in 1689
  • William Gandy in 1706
  • J. Vanderbank in 1725
  • Painter and date unknown
  • Bas-relief presumably by Wedgwood

I’ve taken pictures of each portrait but they are not so good because of the light reflection. Therefore, you must go to Sir Isaac Newton Pub and enjoy a very good meal. Then, you will also be able to see all these portraits and the Newtonian environment.

Location: Sir Isaac Newton Pub & Restaurant in Cambridge (map)

An elephant from Faro

Advertisement of a temporary exhibition
Photography by Carlos Dorce

From 2 February to 8 April 2012. there was a teporary exhibition in the Local Museum of Faro which advertisement was this curious elephant. This animal would not be too mathematical if its hat hasn’t got an infinite drawn on it. The advertisement was near the train station of faro and it was one of the last things which I could see in the capital of Algarve.

Mathematical Madrid

Have you seen this adv before?

Madrid advertisement

Madrid advertisement

The translation is “The sum of everybody” and there are two letters M representing Madrid and… have you noticed that the first M is a mathematical summation? This is an example of a very mathematical advertisement. Nevertheless, I am sure that almost all the people who has read the advertisement don’t know its mathematical meaning.

Helsinki: the World Design Capital

Metro station near KampiiPhotography by Carlos Dorce

Metro station near Kampii
Photography by Carlos Dorce

Helsinki is the World Design Capital. When you walk through the streets of its “Design District”, you can see all these mathematical figures as part of a promotional campaign. Curiously, the icosahedra, the ellipses, spheres,… are also in the metro stations!

Mathematics are in the service of advertising and good taste!


Russian advertisementPhotography by Carlos Dorce

Russian advertisement
Photography by Carlos Dorce

If you want to eat in Saint Petersburg you can go to this restaurant and enjoy a good meal but… have you seen its advertisement? 1 + 1 = 1? Then… Which is the sum of the two hearts!

Combined operations

Mathematical picture in an Estonian BarPhotography by Carlos Dorce

Mathematical picture in an Estonian Bar
Photography by Carlos Dorce

The first think that I made after arriving at Tallinn was going to the hotel and looking for a restaurant to have lunch. I didn’t want towalk a lot because I was tired and I decided to go to the first bar or restaurant which I’d find. Once again I was lucky because I had lunch in a very good and cheap restaurant! While Michael Phelps was winning his series in the Olympic Games of London and all the people in the restaurant were talking about the swimming machine, I noticed this advertisement hanging on one of the walls. I am sure that the two Estonian drunk men who were discussing about the Olympic results haven’t noticed it and I understood that the Beauty of Mathematics is only reserved for not so much people.

Kia ad: a Möbius band!

Kia advertisement (Catalonia & Spain)december 2012

Kia advertisement (Catalonia & Spain)
December 2012

Have you seen the new Kia brand? I was in facebook and this ad has appeared on the right of the screen! I don’t have a Kia but… perhaps I should think twice the next time!

And… is 2 equal to 1?

Estonian advertisement (July 2012)Photography by Carlos Dorce

Estonian advertisement (July 2012)
Photography by Carlos Dorce

I found this other mathematical advertisement  walking through the streets of Tallinn. Are there good mathematicians in Tallinn? I’m sure that the answer is “yes” but I wanted to check it and I came into the Labor Baar and I could enjoy two very good cocktails paying only one so… is important if there are good mathematicians? Of course not after two good cocktails .

Location: Labor Baar (map)