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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Barcelona Skyline: Magic Fountains of Montjuic

Barcelona Skyline: Magic Fountains of Montjuic
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This is what you can see from the top of the stairs, just next to the entrance to MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalonia). You don't see it but I am surrounded by tourists at the moment as this is a must see spot in Barcelona. The nearest underground station is Plaza Espanya named after the square right behind those two brick color towers. They act as the entrance to Barcelona Fair made up of a series of venues on both sides of the central walk. It was on this vast area where famous Barcelona International Exhibition took place in 1929. On the right hand side where the big red poster is, you see old Las Arenas bull ring undergoing a profound transformation into a top design leisure center. Notice the big cranes? A big cupola must go on top after they raised the whole coliseum above the ground with enormous jacks and metalic props!. In the foreground, the Magic Fountains of Montjuic, usually as dry as the Sahara desert but totally illuminated in September during the celebrations in honor of the patroness of the city, La Mercé. Check this Youtube video of Montjuic Magic Fountains too! Click on my Montjuic blogger label below to find out more about interesting places nearby. Nice weekend! Bon Weekend! Schönest wochenende!

13 comments:

  1. What a magnificent view!

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  2. I feel dizzy, when I look at this picture. And I also would like to be there and see it in person.Thank you
    for this blog, you do good work, that I am afraid,you really get tired.
    I can not understand, how everyone besides their work and family is able to do this every day blog.
    Perhaps we could suggest, that Eric orders one week holiday to all DPbloggers. It could make good to blog addict too :) - joking !
    Have a nice weekend !

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  3. Beautiful picture! So colourful.

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  4. OMG, what an amazing photo. The colors are beautiful!!!

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  5. I'd be right there with the tourists - it is a great view. The colors really pop out.

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  6. Caray Carlos, qué vista más impresionante!!! ;)

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  7. Preciosa postal Carlos, hasta las grúas parece ke están en degradé.

    Un saludo afectuoso

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  8. I still remember the show with singing Freddy Mercury & Montserat Caballé ... beautiful view ...

    for you too nice weekend! Miłego weekendu! ;-)

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  9. What a vista! You can see forever...
    Reminds me of the Eiffel view taken from Trocadero.

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  10. Great angle! It's like a view revealed through the eyes of the sculpture.

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  11. Excelent photo. I miss Barcelona so much. I lived there for 3 years and used to pass through Placa Espanya almost everyday. This photo blog makes my life easier 'cause when I look at the photos I feel like I am still there.

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  12. what a mazing skyline view!!!
    I like the red color spotted in the photo. It looks like a colourful city....could be cheerful place to stay.
    :)
    luv it!!

    jing

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