Barcelona Photoblog: The Olympic Barcelona Shuttle

Friday, March 24, 2006

The Olympic Barcelona Shuttle

The Olympic Barcelona Shuttle: Click to resize

Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the famous architect, this antenna was conceived for the Spanish Telecom but it never worked as it was useless for radio telecommunications. Built for the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992 it stands near Palau Sant Jordi, a covered stadium where main sports events are held as well as big concerts. The picture was slightly blurred so I decided to accentuate the silhouette against the sky as it is the shape what gives the place the charming futuristic touch.


  1. very nice ,that blue sky...,how'd you do that!?

  2. That is a very interesting antenna, lol - and the colors are terrific. Also - thanks for the suggested link - nice idea!

  3. Great photo - Barcelona seems to have an exceptional sky with this deep blue!

  4. Yes, a futuristic image, Beautiful!

  5. Can just about see it from our roof. Interesting. Didn't realise it was designed by Calatrava. He also popped up on Karine's blog the other day.

  6. Great use of silhouette.I loved yesterdays picture aswell.

  7. Wow, you have some amazing pictures...What an antenna, I love Calatrava's work, I've had several friends who have worked with him. Those strawberries,look sooo good, I of to buy some now!

  8. >I used Picasa for some more effect. The original is really dull.
    >You are welcome. Sam
    >Well it has indeed, but not this remarkable blue and pink unless there is a storm, though in general they are great.
    >Thanks Pierre
    >Ouch. Sorry Karine I missed that one. Thanks Bob I will check hers.
    >Chris I am glad you like them.
    >Thanks for your nice comment. Enjoy the strawberries!

  9. Cool pix Carlos, am trying to do a blue and black one as well these days...


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