There are dozens of interesting human statues, buskers and street performers along this 1.2km walkway through the very heart of the city centre. I had seen similar performers along London’s South Bank below the London Eye, but never as many. The opportunities for practising portrait photography were great, however I tended to focus on the ones who were still and had there eyes closed most of the time. Generally, as they are busking to make money, they want you to pay to photograph them, which is understandable. I prefer to pay once I have got a photograph like the one above that I am happy with.
The magic fountain or “Font Magica” is one of the sights every visitor to Barcelona should see, but I feel that many will probably miss seeing this spectacular event. It is a unique display of colour, light, motion, music and water acrobatics every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 21.30 to 23:30 pm in the Summer (May to September) and Fridays and Saturdays from 19:00 to 21:00 in Winter (October to April) and the best part is the price – free! The music sessions are every half hour where the water moves in time to the music.
I took this photo last Thursday evening and the area was full of people, my tripod was practically lent against a statue looking down on the fountain. I encourage you to click the image above to see the bigger preview because I included a person to give you an idea of scale – the small blue figure in the lower right corner is a woman holding a glow stick!