Of course I had to seek out the modern architecture in Barcelona. And if there’s a Frank Gehry design, you better believe I’m going to photograph it! The one day that was all about photography started out very gray. Not super thrilled about that but you do what you can with the conditions you’re dealt with, so, black and white it is for Gehry’s Golden Fish (El Piex).
This was another result of the 1992 Olympic Games and is located at the waterfront of the Olympic Marina and can be seen from Barceloneta Beach.
Once again only an iPhone shot for context.
Woohoo, the blue skies arrived for the next stop! Torre Diagonal is a skyscraper and home to Telefónica Group, so it’s a corporate building.
Just next door is the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona. I didn’t go inside but from the exterior I found these skylight areas to be the most interesting.
For this next stop, Edifici MediaTIC, in the 22@, or Innovation District, I really should have taken a wide shot of the building. It’s green and from a distance, the facade looks like daisies. I’ll share this link here so you can see what it looks like further away. I found this so hard to photograph and like very few images I made of this space. Here’s one I’m okay with, it looks a bit like the wings of a dragonfly to me.
Just behind it I really liked the facade of this building and the way the light was interacting with it.
Another stop in the 22@, or Innovation District, was the CMT building. It reminds me a lot of Vespertine in Los Angeles, similar color and shape.
From a distance was The Encants Vells Flea Market. We were running short on time for our reserved tour of Sagrada Familia (coming in the next, and last, Barcelona post!), so all I could do was shoot with my telephoto from pretty far away. If I ever get back to Barcelona I’d love to get closer to this for better shots.
Don’t miss the rest of Barcelona:
Lines & Curves in Barcelona