Barcelona Photoblog: Statue of Naked Woman At Montjuic Castle in Barcelona

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Statue of Naked Woman At Montjuic Castle in Barcelona

Statue of Naked Woman Dedicated to Gaspar_de_Portola at Montjuic Castle in Barcelona [enlarge]

On top of Montjuic mountain from where you have a privileged view of Barcelona there is a fortress as it is common at the entrance of bays. It is the Montjuic castle which I will deal with on some other occasion since it doesn't show in the picture. There is an esplanade with some huge canons and in the middle of this heavy artillery you come across a statue of a naked woman which honors the memory of Gaspar de Portolà the first California governor. Besides the weapons museum which is inside the castle and the canons all the rest around the statue (as you can see in the background), the view, the cleaner atmosphere and the sea breeze (that you don't see but it is easy to imagine) creates a special sense of bliss which is highly recommended after a hard day's walk downtown. I have to point out that my colleague Valery of BCN Daily and Trujillo had published this statue not long ago and we overlapped without me knowing it, that's good cause now you can enjoy the same place twice. Please visit his site to check his work too.
Here is the photograph geotagged at Flickr.


  1. Very peaceful view of the bay :)

    I can even imagine the breeze, but it seems like it's quite a bit high up there!

  2. Beautiful piece of art and beautiful photograph as well.

  3. Anonymous1:18 PM

    An interesting scene and the view is great. THe read is good too.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

  4. Thanks for the visit and comments.

  5. Wow! the blue sky makes this really stand out. Love it. I really like yesterdays post too. Wonderful lines and shapes.

    Today is my 100th post! Please stop by. Thanks.

  6. Happy anniversary! I will check ur place rnow.

  7. Wow, this is a gorgeous image, Carlos!

  8. Ah, I thought I had seen this before; thanks for the links. She is a beauty isn't she and you photographed her well.

  9. Hey Carlos:

    Es cierto, hemos tenido una visión parecida eh, son gratas y espontáneas coincidencias, mal gusto no tenemos. Gracias por mencionarme en tu post. Recién chequeé la entrevista que te hicieron en La Vanguardia, realmente interesante y coincido contigo en ke cuando uno disfruta de hacer fotos los demás lo notan cuando ven el resultado.

    Un abrazo afectuoso Licenciado.



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