Conversation on the Balcony

Conversation on the Balcony

Walking around Las Ramblas and surrounding area early one September evening with my dad and our cameras, we were trying to capture some of the picturesque side street and stalls. Looking up I noticed this couple talking away to each other on their balcony. I have no idea if this was a hotel or apartment or office but I liked the interaction combined with the wonderful balconies.

Fountain at Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Fountain at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

These fountains are in front of the National Art Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona. I was there at night to photograph the famous Font Magica. After the huge display had finished I tried to capture a few more night shots of other things in the area. My photograph of the museum at night didn’t turn out well at all, but I liked the black and white processing on this picture of the two fountains.

Barcelona Bus Turistic

Barcelona Bus Turistic

When I visited Barcelona I heard great things about the tourist buses and purchased a three day ticket. With this I could go to all the major attractions, hopping on and off when I wanted. They also provided headphones to plug in and listen to the English commentary on what we were seeing from the bus. Sitting on the back of one bus I was able to get this image of the bus behind me as we turned into a roundabout.

Tiled Roof Detail on Casa Mila

Tiled Roof Detail on Casa Mila

One of my top three locations for a tourist visiting the city of Barcelona for the first time has to be Casa Mila, better known as La Pedrera. The roof architecture is a must see, not just for photographers but everyone! The structure you can see above was well over 8 feet tall and is simply a chimney, but unlike any other. Designed by the famous Antoni Gaudi it was built between 1905-1910. Although the building was in a very poor condition in the early 80’s it has now been fully restored and is part of a World Heritage Site for the works of Gaudi.