Tuesday, August 18

Barri Gotic Street

Barri Gotic Street [enlarge]

With this image of a street in Barri Gotic I take a rest along the way till next Sept. Keep enjoying your holidays. I am trying to do the same :)


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Sunday, August 16

Street Art on Doors: Face - Barri Gotic, Barcelona

Street Art on Doors: Face - Barri Gotic, Barcelona [enlarge]

While walking along the streets of Barri Gotic in Barcelona and looking for some nice graffiti to photograph for a client, I found some curious artwork, or at least some clotted surfaces with beautiful texture where different manifestations of street art blend in some kind of collective collage. You could say this face, with the silent-movie magnetic look, tries to hypnotize the curious passerby, from the bottom of a dead alley into some parallel world inside the wood. As to the annoying locksmith sticker below, they are omnipresent in every corner of the city. I took the time to erase the phone number.

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Wednesday, August 12

Owl: What are you looking at?

Owl [enlarge]

Although this owl seems to have ears or horns nothing further from the truth. The auditory system is on both sides of the bird's head behind the eyes and covered by the feathers of the facial disc. I took this picture at Cim de les Aligues or Eagles Peak which has been covered in previous posts. The bird was in captivity.

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Sunday, August 9

Virgin and Child, La Merce Basilica, Barcelona

Virgin and Child, La Merce Basilica, Barcelona [enlarge]

La Mare de Déu de la Mercè (Our Lady of Mercy) like many other churches holds beautiful works of art like this Virgin and Child. La Mercè is the patroness of Barcelona since 1637. According to the legend this patron saint helped the city get rid of a plague of locusts so the council in return named her patroness. But she was not canonized till 1888 during the famous Universal Exhibition in Barcelona. Please check this other post where you can admire the sculpture on top of the church: Our Lady of Mercy.

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Thursday, August 6

Passatge Bacardi: Passageway Detail, Placa Reial, Barcelona

Passatge Bacardi: Passageway [enlarge]

Back in May I showed you this image of Passatge Bacardi, a narrow street next to Placa Reial. This time I want to give you the opportunity to enjoy the view from the other side, that is, from the square and making emphasis on the passageway or corridor. Tomorrow is my last day of work and I'll be on holidays till September. I will have the opportunity to take more pictures of Barcelona, at least till August 19th.

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Monday, August 3

Winged Fame Sculpture at Columbus Monument, Barcelona

Fame Sculpture at Columbus Monument, Barcelona [enlarge]

One of the sculptures representing Pheme or Fame spreading her wings at the pedestal of the Columbus monument next to Las Ramblas in Barcelona. Conceived by Francesc Font and modeled by Rossend Nobas, the Fames surrounding the column create a wonderful silhouette against the sky.

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