The other day the Man and I went into BCN on a photo assignment! Kinda sorta.....
We had to take photos of sculptures in Barceloneta and the Old Port.
What a hardship. This is what most of it looks like, little narrow streets, apparently the apartments inside are very very small.
An accidental sculpture....still pretty cool
The market out there, supposed to look like waves I take it.
Love this sculpture. Love it.
And another. See? I do love it.
Frank Ghery's fish...glowing in the sunshine
fish and sculpture.
Found this one and I LOVE it. Have to figure out whose it is.
The other one again
This one was OK, and I'm pretty sure he's a fairly prominent Catalan sculptor, I haven't done the homework for you yet though.
This I love though it doesn't look like much. The Catalans have a name for every different wind, and there are a lot of them. In the pavement near the port, the names are embedded in steel. Love the idea and the fun of going to find and read them.
Lichtenstein's tribute to the city.
Columbus Monument with the woodwork of the boardwalk and Montjuïc!
Lovely traditional boats
OK, this is a ramp, but I think they did a nice job with it.
Someone or other and Columbus peeking over the building.
In the port
Ones, or waves over by the cruise ship port.
Near the Columbus Monument.
A monument to a group of US marines that died in the harbour here in BCN, they were coming back from shore leave in a boat which was hit by another ship and sank. A lot of them died, and it is apparently the worst accident to have happened to the US Marines outside of wartime.
It was quite a while ago. I'm thinking the 60s but I could be WAY off.
Well, this would have been a better post if I'd done a bit more of my homework, but there are only so many hours in the day.
Hope you liked the little mini-tour.
Should do something similar again.