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Parque Güell

If you talk about ‘culture, history and architecture’ and ‘Barcelona, I think you have the mention Antoni Gaudí. This man left his mark on the city. . Now I do not know much about architecture or art,but I got to say; It’s quite impressive.

You simply can’t get around Barcelona without encountering something designed by Gaudí. Scattered around the city centre are the Gaudi houses, every tourist shop sells something that reminds of Gaudí and from (almost) every viewpoint you can see the Sagrada Família.

We have not been inside the Sagrada, but we did walk around the massive church. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures from up close. The weather wasn’t cooperating and I didn’t want to expose my beloved electrical devices to the rain. I was quite impressed. Not by it’s beauty, but by the scale and the fact that it still isn’t completed. Construction began in 1882 and they’re not even close to finishing it..

It’s strange when you consider we live in an age where we can build building with heigths over 800 meters in just 6 years (Burj khalifa), shoot some one to the moon or travel all around the globe trough the air. Technology evolved and is still evolving. Almost everything is going or getting faster. But as with most things, money is the big problem. This never ending project depends on donations etc.

Fun fact: Eastman Kodak was founded in the 1880’s, which was around the same time as they started building the Sagrada. I’m afraid that this church will last longer than my favorite film producer..

Another well known project is Park Güell. This park is a garden complex with architectural elements. I didn’t know much about this park and honestly I didn’t know what to expect, except for bus loads of tourists and mosaic.

Canon eos 50D

What can I say? Digital.. Digital is awesome, but entirely different than film. Composition wise this set might not be my strongest. The 17-85 might not be the perfect lens for situations like this. Especially between the large columns, I found it really hard to compose a good shot there.. That’s why I experimented with different crops.

Canon eos 50D
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Kodak portra 160NC

Kodak Portra 160NC (expired in 2007)
Canon Ae-1 Program
Canon lens FD 50mm 1:1.4