Listo para el despegue… | Photo: Irene Ucha
Mientras subo corriendo la Diagonal, la calle que cruza la ciudad de un extremo a otro, me encuentro con un icono de la nueva Barcelona.
El contraste es tan soprendente que es imposible no fijarse en la gran torre iluminada que apunta hacia el cielo.
Su forma polémica de cohete despega hacia la modernidad…
>> Visita virtual en la web de la Torre Agbar
>> 30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona #26
Stonework, Casa Amatller, Barcelona | Photo: Tom Walton
If you look carefully, you'll find dragons (and statues of Saint George, our patron saint) carved all over Barcelona — if we ever ran out of ideas for things to photograph, we could easily do "30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona dragons"!
The one getting throttled above is one of my favourites — to be found at Passeig de Gracia 41, decorating Puig i Cadafalch's Casa Amatller, constructed between 1898 and 1900 for a rich Catalan chocolate maker, Antoni Amatller.
Right next door is Gaudí's picture-postcard Casa Batlló.
>> More about Barcelona architecture
>> 30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona #25
Down at Barcelona beach… | Photo: Magdalena Urbanska
You can buy them for a Euro. But they will mean so much more… You twist them three times and make your wish and wear them till they drop off. Mine symbolize love and liberty.
You don't know what to take your friends when you go home? Take friendship!
>> 30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona #24
Band playing the seafront, Barcelona | Photo: Carmen Soriano
It's Sant Joan, one of the biggest fiestas of the Barcelona year. It gets a bit crowded but the place to be for the partying is the beach after sundown tonight.
These boys couldn't wait that long…!
>> 30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona #23
Coffee in the heart of Barcelona | Photo Tom Walton
Earlier this week Irene posted a picture here of a gateway leading into the heart of Barcelona. Here's one today from the heart itself…
I guess lots of people must have somewhere in their city which, to them, is the center of the place. For me, it's a little coffee bar — the Mesón del Café — just off the Plaza Sant Jaume. I'm not sure why it's my center of the city… maybe it's the buildings in the streets of the old city you have to walk down to get there. But, here, I couldn't be anywhere else in the world but Barcelona…
>> 30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona #22