Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Barcelona Photo Gallery

Snapshots from a recent trip. What I'm often trying to do is capture an urban mood or space.

The Gothic Quarter

Near the flower stalls on the Ramblas

Almost New Year's Eve

Plaza Catalunya

I made some daytime shots too.....

On the lower slopes of Collserola

I zoomed in on the photo above and found the building pretty amazing, much more so than you would think from guidebook pictures. It's near the project by Llinás below, from where I took the picture. The lower slopes of Collserola and Tibidabo are dotted with religious institutions founded by the Barcelona bourgeoisie, but this one is actually Gaudi's Casa Figueras, known as the Torre Bellesguard (1900-09) in Saint Gervasi. Gaudi built it on the ruins of a medieval royal castle, the summer retreat of the last King of Aragon (before Ferdinand the Catholic), using as much of the original as he could (the patio and some walls) -- Catalan nationalism being one of the constant themes of his work. 

Medical clinic by Pep Llinás
Passeig de Gràcia

Church of Santa Anna

A corner in the Eixample

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