Barcelona, a photo a day

Frank Gehry’s Fish


El Pez, the Fish, by Frank Gehry. It was built to be a focal point for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and is, with its 45 meters height, one of the worlds largest sculptures. The tower next to it is the Arts Hotel, with it’s 10.000 euros a night suites.
Let’s go into the fishes belly…

And a closer look at it’s skin…

And finally, this must be the guy feeding it, complete with fancy hat…

More about Frank Gehry here.

PS: whilst researching for this post, I noticed that it is Gehry’s birthday today. And then it totally slipped out of my mind. Happy 82nd, Frank! And thanks, Genie, for reminding me!

9 responses

  1. Do you know the house in Prague * the dancing house *. You mighz have seen on my blog, no so long ago. Same architecte.

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    March 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm

  2. Good Lord, it's long time I have'nt been to Barcelona. How is the Sagrada Familia ? Soon finish ?

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    March 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

  3. This is simply amazing!

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    February 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

  4. I came back today to add that TODAY is his birthday! Happy Bday, you talented man! I saw his dancing house in Prague and an art museum recently opened in Biloxi, Mississippi (nearby).

    Did you know this when you posted? If not, what a wonderful coincidence!

    Bises,
    G

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    February 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

  5. I LOVE Frank Gehry. We have one of his fish, altho quite different from yours, in the outdoor area of Walker Art Museum plus he designed the Weisman Museum on the University of Minnesota campus. What a talented man!!

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    February 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

  6. I don't know this place, so I need to come back! 🙂
    Amazing pictures, I love them all!
    Léia

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    February 28, 2011 at 10:04 am

  7. Thank you for showing this in such detail. I can't wait to see it, and much more, on our upcoming visit.

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    February 28, 2011 at 8:28 am

  8. That is very cool!

    And I love the brass patina in your previous post too, Rob!

    Aloha from Honolulu,

    Comfort Spiral

    ><}}(°>

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    February 28, 2011 at 2:56 am

  9. Gehry's fish is a major feat of accomplishment… your photos show us all aspects from the macro to the big picture… love the “feeder with the fancy hat” — haha!

    Bises,
    Genie

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    February 28, 2011 at 2:35 am