Friday, July 28

Columbus and La Rambla in Barcelona

Columbus and La Rambla in Barcelona
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As you know I already published a post about Chris Columbus, and many about La Rambla and its magnificent street artists. You should basically know that such beautiful walk was once a torrent along the city walls, pretty muddy when it rained. By the end of the XVIII century the torrent became a promenade and was adorned with trees. In the XIX century wealthy families built their houses along the already famous patch of land. Walls had been demolished after 1860 and the Eixample was being born thanks to Ildefons Cerdà's urban plan out of the old city limits. According to Wikipedia: "The name La Rambla means, in Spanish and Catalan, an intermitent water flow, and is derived from the Arabic 'Ramla' which means 'sandy underground'". La Rambla is divided into 5 parts: Rambla de Canaletes, Rambla del Estudis, Rambla de les Flors, Rambla dels Caputxins, and Rambla de Santa Mónica.

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Blogger Debbie said...

Stunning at it's best. :-)

All of your photography is beautiful.

12:34 AM  
Blogger Morgia said...

sembla que pugui pujar a un nubol i sortir volant cap amèrica...

4:21 AM  
Blogger Man said...


7:57 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

the lamp posts are fit for king (the crowns) and the little bits of details from statue at b/ground is just exquisite..i can imagine!

8:52 AM  
Blogger Manuel Tendero Gil said...

como puedes ver sigo tus fotos som todas muy buenas un saludo

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

Me gusta la perspectiva que tiene. Es como si tuviera profundidad hacia arriba.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Mile Stones said...

Buenas Carlos, have you posted other pictures of the coluna and that base? I'd really like to see this close up, with more detail, because the base looks fascinating.

6:11 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

another stunning one from you carlos! when the picture was loading, I was imagining giant chess pieces. and it's exquisite that the clouds frame Columbus as if to create a halo around him.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks to you all. I am having less time lately but I promise to answer all your comments and visit you soon. Nowhereman, I published another post but the column had the sun behind so there was not much detail. I meant that you could read an explanation about the column in that post. Nevertheles I have other pictures with a some more details that I will post soon.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Goncolo said...

Tienes un blog excelente con magníficas fotografías. Esta de los faroles te quedó genial con la estatua de fondo y el cielo azul.
Siempre he querido publicar mis fotos un poco mas grandes y no he encontrado la forma, veo que ambos estamos en blogspot, podrías ayudarme con eso?
Un abrazo desde Puerto Rico.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Nancee said...

Marvelous composition and color. I love the overall image and the specific details. Terrefic photo.

4:21 AM  
Anonymous pixibition said...

one of the most beautiful lamp post i ever seen...the detail is fanastic...great capture:-)))

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool shot! I love the perspective.

7:05 PM  

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