This beautiful bench is build in the back of the iconic San Bartolomeu and Santa Tecla church in Sitges, Barcelona. The azulejos, painted tin-glazed ceramic tile work typically found in Sitges, are picturing traditional arts and craft scenes and the four seasons.
The text inside is the interesting part as it celebrates the Sitges Madrigal written by Josep Carner (1884-1970), a famous Catalan poet, journalist, playwright and translator. He was also known as the Prince of Catalan Poets. I could not find any English translation of the poem and to respect the beauty of its text I will not provide any myself. Here is the text in Catalan of this beautiful poem:
Oh Sitges, cel i calitges,
mar al peu, clavells al niu,
blanc d'Espanya que enlluerna
les espurnes de l'estiu.
Cor que vols, cor què desitges,
visc en tu, que tota plaus;
tes noies tenen ulls negres,
tes cases tenen ulls blaus.
Si jo et desitjo, sols a mitges,
dóna'm una flor ben lleu,
dóna'm una margarida,
ull de sol, ales de neu.
post by Paola at https://www.casitasitges.com