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Friday, September 11, 2009

Archway Exit, Barri Gotic, Barcelona

Archway Exit, Barri Gotic, Barcelona [enlarge]

Given the recent success of Barri Gotic streets featured in Barcelona Photoblog I resume today this topic with a beautiful alley streaming into the arcades in the square back there. I wandered through the whimsical labyrinth once woven by medieval architects and fascinated as I was I did not take down notes about the place. After some patient analysis on google maps, I jump to the conclusion that this must be Carrer Tres Llits and that square in the background is Pla├ža Reial. But then again, I am more interested in the architecture and the view. It is always a pleasure to get lost in Barri Gotic during the day. If you are not familiar with the area watch out where you go at night.

12 comments:

  1. You said yourself, it is a beautiful alley!And a very fine photo.

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  2. A truly gorgeous photograph...looks almost posterized. I can see what you mean about wandering there at night, tho.

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  3. Thanks Jacob. Yes, it looks posterized. I used a Photomatix plugin in CS3. Well, it basically does tone mapping. The picture was rather dull. I enjoy rescuing pictures of any odd street and experimenting with them for a change. I certainly don't like the sky, or the wiring protection in the foreground. But I have fun anyway. I really appreciate your comment :)

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  4. I just love this photo! You're absolutely right: it really doesn't matter exactly where it is, because it just takes your breath away this perfect, tourist-free, scene.

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  5. What a beautiful blog you have, Carlos. You have a great eye - your pictures are a pleasure to look at. I hope you don't mind if I put a link to it from mine.

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  6. Hey Nice Capture and good to learn about the Photomatix plugin. I couldnt help but looked at the picture to top bottom. Shot with a nice perspective... :-)

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  7. Your photos of this particular area are probably my favorites here at your blog, although it's very difficult to choose. This shot is so evocative, at once mysterious and welcoming, I almost ache to see it in person (but not at night!).

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  8. this is a beautiful image and glad to see your technique with photomatrix as you have made this a spectacular photo. Your site is great and I enjoy my visits. I have signed up as as follower and will be back more often.

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  9. Gorgeous photo indeed!

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  10. This alleyway photo is a blue ribbon award winner! Best in class! Magnifique!

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