Barcelona, a photo a day

Plaza de Espana

A black and white view from the Avenida Maria Cristina, the fairgrounds, the venitian towers, the MNAC (catalan national art musuem) and the Olympic Torch, dating back to 1992.

Dragonstar, this is for you and your wonderful black and white weekend meme! And also for Jame’s weekend reflections, as there are some reflections in the building on the left.

11 responses

  1. Thanks, Barbollaire, you're right… but I'm right as well. Here is what wikipedia says to it:
    The Montjuïc Communications Tower (Catalan: Torre de Comunicacions de Montjuïc, IPA: [ˈtorə ðə kumunikəsiˈonz ðə muɲʒuˈik]), popularly known as Torre Calatrava and Torre Telefónica, is a telecommunication tower in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, construction on the tower began in 1989 and was completed in 1992. The white tower was built for Telefónica to transmit television coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympics Games in Barcelona. The 136 m (446 ft) tower is located in the Olympic park, and represents an athlete holding the Olympic Flame.

    The base is covered with trencadís, Gaudí's mosaic technique created from broken tile shards.


    October 31, 2011 at 6:16 pm

  2. You have a little mistake… It isn't the Olympic Torch upper right, rear the venetians towers

    It's a mobile & communication antenna… The Torch is near, at the Olympic Stadium, just rear the MNAC.

    (you have a lot of greats pictures!!! Congrats!)


    October 31, 2011 at 12:50 pm

  3. Excellent, high contrast photo. What a view!


    October 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm

  4. Lowell/Dave, yes the photo was taken at 14.17, according to the EXIF data.


    October 24, 2011 at 7:48 am

  5. wow !

    Please have you all a good new week.


    October 23, 2011 at 9:56 pm

  6. This is a wonderful place and a wonderful shot. I'm guessing it was taken about high noon what with the contrast between black and white…?


    October 23, 2011 at 6:36 pm

  7. Great monochromatic view, Rob!


    October 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm

  8. En notre dernière séjour à Barcelone, nous sommes restés bien proche de ce magnifique endroit!

    ***en ce moment je suivre 3 cours de français, mais je ne suis pas sûre que je vais reússir mon examen Delf 😦


    October 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

  9. Thanks, Valery!

    Grace, the photo was taken from the top of a former bullring, now a shopping mall


    October 23, 2011 at 6:25 am

  10. It really is the most amazing image! Taken from high up it gives that sense of 'vastness', if the roads and cars weren't there it would look like another time!


    October 23, 2011 at 5:30 am

  11. I think, sincerely, this is the best photo I've seen in your blog. Drama and urban greys together. Congrats!!



    Barcelona Daily Photo


    October 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm