Barcelona, a photo a day


Other day, other boat. This is the 202 m long GNV Excellent, arriving from Genoa, Italy and en route to Tangiers, Morocco. Photo taken from the top of the Mirador de Colon, the Columbus Column.

It is a ferry, not a cruise ship,  going from places in Italy to Barcelona, Tunisia, Morocco and Malta. The Excellent can hold up to 2230 passengers, 760 cars and has 425 cabins.
Grandi Navi Veloci means Big Fast Boats in Italian. Which is a funny name in a way. Let us rename Porsche  ‘ Too Fast German Cars That Should Not be Driven by 18 Years Old’, and Nespresso ‘ Georges Clooney’s life and death’. Can you think of anything else?

12 responses

  1. Love your header of the cafe!
    The top boat shot is excellent; good line and muted color. Thank you.


    December 13, 2010 at 8:35 pm

  2. VP

    An impressive and quite familiar view. I don't know this ship, but maybe she's going to visit Livorno sooner or later.


    December 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm

  3. The first picture is amazing by the light and the colors you have found. A great picture


    December 13, 2010 at 5:02 pm

  4. I would have guessed some kind of cruise ship from that first photo. 'Tis a huge ferry. I've been on small ferries, but nothing like this…kind of like taking your home with you or at least your car!

    Excellent photography.

    Re your comment on The Villages: “Vatican bank” – that's very funny. But I didn't see any clergy going with nothing and coming out with bulging briefcases, so I think not! 😉


    December 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm

  5. oh, if only our ships and the port look like this! ^0^
    they're beautiful to look at, the glimmering effect looks amazing.

    sorry for not visiting too often, busy with work and “real” (no exaggeration) bad internet connection. ^-^


    December 13, 2010 at 3:41 pm

  6. I loved it's name!
    Stunning captures!
    The first one is my favorite, really wonderful!


    December 13, 2010 at 3:20 pm

  7. I don't think I have ever seen such a huge ferry!


    December 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm

  8. What a lucky place you have to get those great photos.



    [Barcelona Daily Photo]


    December 13, 2010 at 2:35 pm

  9. But what a ferry 😉 Great shots!


    December 13, 2010 at 2:33 pm

  10. An excellent pair of shots. I particularly love the angle on the first.


    December 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm

  11. I still can't get used to the “bigness” of these ships.
    The shimmering silvery water is pretty.

    Did you hear about our fierce weekend storm? A cargo ship sank off Ashdod in the huge waves and wind. All were rescued.


    December 13, 2010 at 6:33 am

  12. Good morning…
    Have a great week.


    December 13, 2010 at 6:30 am