Barcelona, a photo a day

Frank Gehry’s Fish

Another very hot summer day in Spain. Well, this photo was taken on a wet, cool and windy day in April. The longer I stay in Spain, the more I love rain! They promised us some for today, but nothing yet but heat, sun and more heat.
This is Frank Gehry’s Fish in the Port Olimpic. 35 x 54 meters of steel lattice and copper. It is situated in a zone full of restaurants, night clubs, Irish pubs, right on the beach. Just underneath is the Barcelona Casino.
More about Gehry here.


Oh yeah, I’d like to start something new (to me anyway) today. I’d like to invite you to have a look at blogs I like, now and then. Not necessarily CDP blogs, just… nice blogs.
Entirely up to you all, of course.
Here is my first… coup de coeur. Toronto, city dear to my heart, has it’s very own Daily Toronto Photo now. Check it out!

16 responses

  1. I really love Frank Gehry. His work is amazing and always makes for a subject!


    August 26, 2009 at 8:42 pm

  2. Oh, wow! I love the rustiness of the fish juxtaposed with the blue of the sky. What a pretty color combination! Beautiful view of this sculpture. So glad that you are there to record it for us!


    August 10, 2009 at 1:12 pm

  3. JM

    I really admire Gehry's work. This fish is fantastic!

    Muito obrigado pelos parabéns, Rob! 🙂


    August 9, 2009 at 2:13 pm

  4. Ooh, awesome! I really, really like it!
    Sorry to hear about the heat though. I hope it rains soon.


    August 9, 2009 at 11:01 am

  5. That thing about “sharing” blogs you like, introducing them to people, I have also thought to do it recently.
    Pleasure becomes more when you share it, you know that!
    Thanks for Toronto (and the others to come!).

    And, when you visit Martin Villoro at barcelonetta for lunch, make a post for it (one of the best memories of my trip to Barcelona!).


    August 9, 2009 at 8:08 am

  6. Very nice…Interesting sculpture.


    August 9, 2009 at 6:29 am

  7. it must be a big whale:)


    August 9, 2009 at 6:10 am

  8. Thanks for the ment Rob! The fish statue looks like it's been beheaded and sitting on a plate, rather than swimming through the air.


    August 9, 2009 at 4:42 am

  9. Interesting sculpture! Come visit Bellingham anytime you're missing the rain… we generally have plenty to spare! Although, it has been a while, even for us.


    August 8, 2009 at 9:50 pm

  10. Rob

    Yes, Janice, it does actually, and it is quite spooky.


    August 8, 2009 at 8:25 pm

  11. Awesome sculpture, nice catch (capture).

    I wonder if it makes a noise when the wind blows?


    August 8, 2009 at 6:12 pm

  12. Amazing sculpture. Thnks for sharing the info on the artist too.


    August 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm

  13. Awesome fish, Roberto! I dig the sculpture!


    August 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm

  14. That's one big fish! Actually I like it. Maybe it could provide some shade for you on these warm days.


    August 8, 2009 at 3:57 pm

  15. Ah, what a beautiful fish swimming through the blue Barcelona sky.


    August 8, 2009 at 3:09 pm

  16. Well, it's a nice shot of a very interesting sculpture! Is there a reason a “fish” would be placed in this area?


    August 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm