Friday, June 22, 2012

Day One in Barcelona

My family and I are taking a cruise along the Mediterranean coast and the port is located here in Barcelona, so we flew in a couple days earlier to experience the culture and soak up the endless amounts of inspiration. Here is a taste of what I saw on my first day here....
We headed to La Boqueria for some strawberry banana juice and fresh fruit. 
Wearing Alexander Wang silk shirtdress, J.Crew tank, Madewell jeans, vintage sterling silver jewelry, and my new Isabel Marant sandals. I've never really been a die-hard fan of Isabel Marant, but I fell in love with these sandals.
The architecture is absolutely mesmerizing. I couldn't stop taking photos of the different buildings throughout the city...
Can't wait to share more photos! 

184 comments:

Annika said...

your hair is so cute!
and the outfit is even better!

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Tinacious Me said...

you look amazing!
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Ksenia said...

Wonderful photos.

Dianna said...

stunning as always love!

Benedicte MAGEN said...

beautiful pics !!

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Michelle said...

It looks amazing! And I love that shirt dress

Rory said...

all of those juices look SOOOO AMAZING! I literally am thirsty now. those looked good. good yum good yumyum.
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Jolie Jouel said...

Such pretty photos! And I love that you're growing your hair out. It looks divine!

Render Sublime said...

No wonder, the architecture is gorgeous xxx

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lesley kim said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place! You're so brave to wear stilettos around Europe:)

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I wanna be fierce said...

Beautiful Photos!

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Domonique Wilson said...

Exceptional...such a gorgeous city, actually one of my faves in the world... slightly jealous of your adventure :) enjoy and look forward to some more shots!

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Put your heels up said...

Amazing photos! And I love your shoes so much :)

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Anael said...

I definitely agree with you on the architecture! It looks amazing! The very last picture is my favorite! The shapes are so interesting!
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ALEXIA MICKENS said...

I love your landscape shots! It looks beautiful there! Have fun! Oh yes, and stunning heels!

xx, alexia in the meantime

blue roses said...

i JUST landed home from two weeks in barcelona yesteryday..... enjoy the architecture, the colors, the warm arid air, the blue of the sea, and the red wine!

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Jen27 said...

What gorgeous architecture! The last photo is particularly stunning. And love the outfit too- very summery and effortless. Enjoy the rest of your trip! :)

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Lyndzie said...

wow - so breathtaking, I hope you have a great cruise!!

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Mandy said...

Amazing photos! Definitely a beautiful city. Love your shoes too!

Purple Paparazzi said...

OMIGOSH are these pictures taking me back or what? I went to Barcelona last summer and you are bringing back major memories, La Boqueria, so overpriced but still worth it, and the picture outside Casa Batllo, have a similar one.....You are going to have a great time, and the pictures will be worth it! Lots of walking though :)

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Global Girl said...

In all my travels, Barcelona remains my first love. :)

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I adore Barcelona!!!

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Lisa said...

Loving your outfit in these pictures!

Rachel Lynne said...

I love Barcelona! Those shoes are amazing!

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Erika said...

Those are some tough heels to walk around barcelona all day in! Very pretty look. I love Barcelona. Have an amazing trip!
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helen at thelovecatsINC said...

love your new shoes, they're perfect!
i sincerely hope you have a lovely time away!

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Maggie ☮ said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing more photos! Everything looks so amazing.

Lam - Style said...

Beautiful pictures, Barcelona looks amazing!


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Mrs Advocat said...

Can't wait to see them! Barcelona is definitely on the short list of places to go and it looks great, love your outfit

The Fancy Teacup said...

You look so summer perfect in the chic, all-white ensemble! Barcelona looks magical.

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Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures!

TRENDSURVIVOR said...

Amazing pictures !!! We can't wait that you share more!!!

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Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence said...

I love the architecture. You compliment it well.

The serial shopper said...

gorgeous pictures!!

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Amor said...

What a beautiful place, and you look amazing!

Amor GLAMOROZA

chachamisu said...

I always want to go there, in sytle!

by Veronica Varetta said...

Beautiful picture and have fun with your family!

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Jenny Stokes said...

i LOVE these photos! They are beautiful!
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Carla said...

Enjoy the amazing weather and if you are still in town don´t miss Sant Joan Holiday this weekend is going to be amazing!

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eleonora said...

Beautiful photos! I've never been in Barcelona, though my dad works there every few months...i love the tasty food he brings home, haha :D

xx, eleonora

VintageDanielle said...

Wow, you take lovely pictures. I would love to visit there someday and might I add your hair is gorgeous!

ttea said...

That last building you took a photo of is just AMAZING! That has to be the coolest building I have ever seen, something right out of a movie. Spain is definitely on my list of places to go. Your white coat type thing is really cool.

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Fashionably Made said...

Love the shoes!
Barcelona is truly an amazing city.
Been there once and really want to go back again! Enjoy your holiday!

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JanM ♥ said...

Amazing pictures! :D

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Sari said...

Love your outfit, and the pics are beautiful!

Paula T said...

I love Barcelona, Gaudi's architecture, the little street with funky bars, sunshine and that market with the fruit juices is amazing!
Look forward to more pics :)
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32Regular.com said...

AMAZING pics Karla. Hope you and the family have a fantastic trip.

Votre Amie said...

I LOOVE your outfit against the colorful Barcelona background!
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Eve said...

you look great, and photos are lovely ;)

ArtFlu said...

looks so great! it has this tropical look which is necessary for a perfect vacation! :)

Adiel Cloud said...

Beautiful photos! Love the shirtdress!

Martuuu said...

nice :)

Vanessa said...

family? incl. or excl. your mother?


Love the shoes, saw them on kim karash too. (I know you secretly like her)

Vasilieva said...

super gorge photos

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Annie Louise said...

So jealous! looks stunning, enjoy your vacation dear! xx

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Laura R. said...

Antonio Gaudi is my favorite architect so I'm enjoying these pictures just as much as you're taking them! Hope you're having fun!

amalie said...

ohh i love barcelona! antonio gaudi is amazing.
and girl, i just started reading your blog again since like 1 year and you look stunning! whatever size you are soooo so gorgeous.
anyway glad to be back to reading your blog woop
x

ZADIN said...

It seems that your entire experience is mesmerizing. Photos look breathtaking.

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Aurélie and Angelo said...

Love your outfit, beautiful pictures! Enjoy your holiday!

Marushka82 said...

Beautiful! Barcelona is on my (long) list of places to visit.
One question though - how do you manage sight seeing in such high heels? I'm amazed :)

Natasha Fatah said...

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world, and your pictures are bringing back such lovely memories.

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Biżutera said...

wonderful photos! I love it!

JillianT said...

I love this post! Especially the contrast of the browns and neutrals of the city with the colors of the fruit at the markets! Very cool!
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Caity Lenox said...

Everything is so coloful! I'm very jealous that you're in Barcelona, a destination that is on my bucket list.

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Meganne said...

I love the colorful exotic urbanisme of Spain!
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Honorata said...

Great pics, Barcelona is mesmerizing, love your Isabel Marant sandals:)

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Roberta said...

Great Pics1 I have the same sandals!!!!
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Anonymous said...

I thought you should know you also have followers in (and from) Barcelona ;) (at least one... ;) ) It's been really funny to see you're here!
Hope you have a great time!!!

Allison said...

Absolutely love Barcelona! And yes, Gaudi's architecture is amazing! Will you get to visit the Sagrada Familia? It's one of the most stunning buildings I've ever seen!!
:)
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Taylor Brione said...

I love the shirt dress! OMG!

Ari said...

I can't seriously believe you walk around all day as a tourist wearing those heels.

Anonymous said...

Do you seriously prance around sightseeing in Spain wearing those heels?

Lady Writer said...

love barcelona!! :D

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Kim said...

I just got home from Barcelona this afternoon, beautiful city <3 I wanna go back right now

Ola Paszkowska said...
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Ola Paszkowska said...

I visited Barcelona a couple of years ago - I'm glad to see it again.

Your outfit seems very American for this European setting, which I find appropriate anyway.

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Unknown said...

Lovely photos - I was in Barcelona last year and totally loved it, just a beautiful city! :) Enjoy your holiday!

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Carmen Ri said...

The silk shirt dress is so pretty! These photos are amazing.

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Sofia said...

Amazing pics!
Love the sandals!

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dred said...

loving the silk shirt dress! lovely photos too. xx

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Estherina said...

Stunning shots!

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borka gamero said...

Lovely architecture
Nice pictures!
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Anonymous said...

cute outfit, but how the heck are you walking those streets in those sandals?! they look so ouchie!

Alela Sirah said...

What an awesome trip!!! Love your look!
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MDS* said...

Hope you're having fun in my city!
You're my idol as I can't stop wearing flat shoes these hot days!

Anonymous said...

Antoni Gaudi is the genius behind that last building pictured. I've only been to Barcelona once, but the architecture will never cease to amaze. Don't forget to visit Park Guell!

Mica said...

Beautiful city, it makes for some lovely photos :)

I really like the shirt dress worn as a vest! :)

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Michelleesque said...

Oh I absolutely love how you styled that sleeveless button down! Gorgeous!

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Jacquie said...

Barcelona looks so beautiful.. Definitely on my top 10 places to go list!

Cool way to dress down that button down dress!

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levagabonde said...

Looks so beautiful! i can't wait to see more photos from Barcelona!

Greetings Karla! :)

levagabonde said...

Looks so beautiful! i can't wait to see more photos from Barcelona!

Greetings Karla! :)

elena said...

beautiful photos!!! Love Barcelona!!!
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♥ Cassandra (Backtofive) said...

The pictures are amazing! I really want to go there now! :D CUte outfit too!

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RHODA said...

i really want to go to barcelona!

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cattea said...

you're so inspiring!

marj said...

Lovely outfit ! And i love the market place

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Mia said...

I hope you realize how fortunate you are to have so many opportunities. Many hard working young people these days are struggling. Most people never have a chance to wear even 1 pair of $800 shoes.

Michelle's Style File said...

Looks SO amazing! Enjoy your holiday.

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Julie-the-Dazed said...

this architecture is especially inspiring for me as a designer. the balconies shapes and curves, building patterns, roofs relief

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha you guys seriously think she wears heels all day? Sh probably wore it for the shoot only and then switched it back to flats. Let's stay real you guys, Karla never post pictures with flat shoes on.

Katy V. said...

wow. epic pics! :)

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Mira said...

Stunning photos. Your Marant heels are amazing. Barcelona looks awesome :D
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stylewithoutstyle said...

Photos are so beautiful and I like your outfit :)

Deborah D said...

You look woderful...love the shirt,aand Barcelona is so beautiful!

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gorgeous pictures!! great outfit :)

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Styleclouds said...

You look lovely! xo, Christina

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Raspberry Blonde said...

not a huuuge fan of isabel marant either, but who doesn't love these sandals?? it's such a work of art, beauty and elegance

Lunapark Queen said...

So nice photos! Loved all of them, you have a good eye ;)

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Ravenna Moreira said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S
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great pictures!
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Laura said...

Beautiful pictures!
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Eva L said...

are you coming to Croatia, maybe? :))

Kirby said...

Ahhh I LOVE Barcelona!! Seriously crushing that Alexander Wang silk, just gorgeous!!

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mia said...

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Christina Wonsbeck said...

beautiful pics :)

Rubinha said...

Barcelona is gorgeous!! :D

Kylie said...

You've posted way too many pictures of skinny jeans, heels, and a T-shirt lately. Where is the old creative Karla. Seen enough of your jewelry collection too.

Tomris said...

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world.
Breathtaking and a lot of creative inspiration.
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Laura Clayderman said...

woww u look hot! :)
amazing pics <3
love ur sandals <3

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Excel-Macros said...

nice pics like it

Théa Unknown said...

Love these photographies and your outfit! Especially your shoes, there are gorgeous!



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Marina said...

Beauty photos! You look amazing!

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Marina said...

I live in Barcelona !!!
If you stay tonight you'll be able to enjoy the Sant Joans'eve !! The whole city is a prty !!

monkeyshines ♥ said...

gorgeous heels!

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E. said...

These Marant sandals are gorgeous. Lately, all I've been wanting to wear are jeans and heels.

thankfifi said...

I've been a couple of times to barcelona and i really love it too for all the same reasons! you shirt dress is amazing too, perfect for city sightseeing.

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These photos are amazing!!!

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Neijah said...

Everything there looks so beautiful! I love your long top!

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DollHouse said...

I went to Doll House and had the worst experience of my life. I ordered a dress 3 months before my formal and it didn’t come in. she told me the dress was customized but was told a week before my formal that they could not do it and was told to chose another dress from the shop which upset me as I had my heart set on the dress I ordered. Thank you Doll House for destroying my only formal it was the worst time.

Gina said...

I'm from Barcelona! Glad you're here. I hope you and your family are enjoying my city.

WNY said...

Love your outfit and what a beautiful photo's

Miu said...

I simply love Barcelona!
I've been there this month, too, and looking at your pictures brings back the memories.

Jaeger said...

gorgeous photos

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Janet said...

you are so goodlooking!
and i adore those jeans, i think i will have to buy a pair

Marcinha Anholeti said...

Your sandals are lovely!
Barcelona is the best city ever!!!

Monroe Steele said...

stunning photos...i love Barcelona. I know you are hitting up all those Zara's too. They are so much cheaper than in the US especially the one on Gran Via next to the fountain!

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Princess Martha said...

Seriously?!!! Those shoes are amazing and the photography is beautiful like always!

Jessica said...

those picture are incredible! i definitely need to visit barcelona one day! i love the simplicity of the outfit too

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Ruth (Magic Beans Vintage) said...

oh such beautiful beautiful adventures!

A stylish distraction said...

Wow you look like you are having an amazing time already, enjoy every minute of it, nowhere compares!!
Love the outfit, especially the shirt dress!

A stylish distraction said...

Wow you look like you are having an amazing time already, enjoy every minute of it, nowhere compares!!
Love the outfit, especially the shirt dress!

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Beautiful. Im going with my girlfriends in Aug. Cant wait!!

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I love your pics! Gorgeous!!!

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Elsa Su said...

Welcome to Spain! hope treat so good with Style like U! have Fun and Enjoy!

Kathy said...

Beautiful photos! And loving the hair! Can you give those of us who are growing out our pixies any hints? Thanks

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Mileide Almeida said...

great pics Karla!!

Home Inspection said...

great

Sophia said...

I'm going to Barcelona in my summer holidays! I'm so excited already! :)

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madaboutravel said...

So can't believe you've been in the city I live in... Glad you liked it! Barcelona is full of charms ;)

PS: I have no idea how you managed to walk around in those gorgeous and super high heels

Style Dilettante said...

Have a fabulous time!!! Can't believe you are navigating the cobblestone streets in stilettos !

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Nina Francesca said...

I just got back from Barcelona, what an incredible city! Great photos :)

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Janet Kim said...

Hi
I desperately want those jeans, could you please carify what colour they are??
"cannister"?
thanks

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Barcelona is such an amazing city, and these images portray it so well.

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Dorien said...

Amazing pictures, I love Barcelona!

LovelyLeila said...

amazing!!!


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Bri said...

Barcelona is an amazing city! Your pictures prove it :)

Dylana Suarez said...

Looks like a dream!


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CamMi Pham said...

That is a beautiful city :) love your photos
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MODA CADISI said...

ısn't Barcelona so gorgeous?? :)

HeadTilt said...

Barcelona looks like a perfect vacation spot. Your pictures speak a million words! They are absolutely gorgeous!
Love them!

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Just 360km at the south is Valencia, the city were I live, and which I'm pretty sure you will also enjoy it. Spanish Mediterranian cities are lovely!

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Tangerine Drym said...

Gaudi architecture and how to make a city looks like a dream <3 Such a strong identity, I just love that.

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