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Old January 13th, 2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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hkskyline's 2011 BARCELONA Photo Collection

La Ramblas is a leafy boulevard that has wider sidewalks than vehicle lanes. But in terms of things to do, I thought it was a bit overrated.











Near the end of the steet, lots of portrait artists waited for customers. These were a lot more interesting.













Palau Güell is yet another Gaudi masterpiece built between 1886-89, featuring grand reception rooms, playful mushroom-like motifs, and even a basement stable.



















A modern tram makes the ascent up to Montjuic, where fabulous views await.

























I opted not to take this far more pricey ascent option from Barceloneta.





Passeig de Gracia is a leafy boulevard that fronts many architectural masterpieces and shopping indulgences.





Palau Robert was formerly a private residence completed in 1903. It was acquired by the Government of Catalonia in 1981, which has since been turned into an exhibition venue.





Completed in 1910, La Pedrera is yet another Gaudi masterpiece, with a wavy facade, wrought-iron balconies, and fairly-tale chimneys.











Casa Asia promotes cultural exchange between Spain and Asia. Its headquarters is located in a historic Modernist building along the Diagonal, near Passeig de Gracia. However, the interior decor was not really Asian.

























The top floor features an open area to relax and absorb the views.









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Old January 15th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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Very nice! I liked the Casa Asia interiors.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 05:07 AM   #3
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I love to wander around food markets, and the Mercat de la Boqueria does not disappoint. To start, have some local delicacies like ham.



I've never had ham on a stick before.















It's a huge market, and I got lost photographing every bit of detail. The architecture wasn't particularly interesting; the contents were though.















I was toying with the settings a bit since the colours didn't look right. Tungsten mode seemed to be the best.









Presentation makes a huge difference. The same animal in a more rougher and raw setting would be priced at a fraction of this.



The front of the market closest to La Ramblas is full of fruit shops selling diced up fruit containers and fresh juice for a pleasant healthy lunch. The prices were very reasonable and I returned almost everyday to get my daily fruit supply.





















The dried food section was relatively more boring, and didn't have that market smell mixed with the stench of humanity.













Once again, good presentation means better prices.

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Old January 17th, 2012, 10:15 AM   #4
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fantastic photo collection, I love the food market pics the most, I could almost smell the aroma of spanish chorizos and hams....thanks for sharing.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 04:27 PM   #5
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Barcelona sits by the sea, so it's not surprising there is abundant seafood. Howevever, is this part of the Mediterranean clean enough?











What kind of fish is this? Would someone actually buy it to eat?















Pick with your eyes, not with your hands.























This looks like tuna, and it's very fresh! Too bad I didn't have time to cook in my apartment, and it was still early in the day with plenty more sightseeing to go.

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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:00 AM   #6
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Barcelona's Gothic Quarter was the heart of the original Roman city of Barcino. Full of narrow streets and squares, there is plenty to explore in this part of town.













Palau Lioctinent



La Seu's dark interiors enhance the Gothic cathedral's mystique and grandeur.

















Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat has an incredibly huge archaeological dig of the old Roman city.







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Old June 14th, 2012, 06:41 AM   #7
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one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities.
I simply love shots of the wet market....
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Old June 14th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #8
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Great photos!

Barcelona - "short of things to see and do"? Explain.
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i wish i did not click on this thread, now im really hungry! Super pics
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Old June 16th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #10
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Great photos.

I was also impressed with the content on market.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 11:29 PM   #11
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WOW Great photos.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 01:27 AM   #12
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Amazing photos!
There are some little mistakes in some texts, but not important.
Thanks!
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