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La Font de Canaletes Works Its Magic

La Font de Canaletes Works Its Magic

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La Font de Canaletes is a public fountain near the head of La Rambla de Catalunya in what it currently the center of Barcelona, Spain:

La Font de Canaletes at night

When I was in Barcelona last November, I reported that I "drank generously from the fountain, hopefully sealing my fate."  The fate to which I referred is the local legend which holds that visitors to the city who drink from the fountain will one day return.

I got confirmation earlier this week that I'll be returning to Barcelona November 10-14 for Tech·Ed EMEA Developers 2008.  I'll be presenting the SQL Tricks presentation I was scheduled to give in Orlando last spring, as well as a new presentation on indexing strategies which is still under development.

More as the date approaches, but suffice to it say I'm excited to be returning to Barcelona, to renew both my acquaintance with the city and with the many wonderful people I met there last year.  I'll even spend an hour and a half in France when I change planes at Charles de Gaulle airport northeast of Paris.

See you in Barcelona!


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