On a Visual Feast

I loved Barcelona … vibrant, charming, eclectic … so much to see … so much to do. We used our time well for the portion of 3 days we had there, yet I am confident we could spend another 3 days and see all new things – and still no museum time.

Barcelona is a continuous visual feast. The eyes never stop moving, thus always finding something that is striking to the eye.

No matter if in the Old City ….


… or in the portion of the city that grew during the late 1800s and early 1900s

… or in the unique forms of the Modernist architects of the early 1900s …

.. even in the more recent designs …

Barcelona is a visual feast. Although I loved the diversity of its architecture, its balconies continually captured my heart.

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88 thoughts on “On a Visual Feast

  1. What part of town did you stay in?  We spent 8 days there on 2013.  Beautiful place. From: A Frank Angle To: joebeans2002@yahoo.ca Sent: Monday, October 26, 2015 8:08 AM Subject: [New post] On a Visual Feast #yiv4875206404 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv4875206404 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv4875206404 a.yiv4875206404primaryactionlink:link, #yiv4875206404 a.yiv4875206404primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv4875206404 a.yiv4875206404primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv4875206404 a.yiv4875206404primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv4875206404 WordPress.com | aFrankAngle posted: “I loved Barcelona … vibrant, charming, eclectic … so much to see … so much to do. We used our time well for the portion of 3 days we had there, yet I am confident we could spend another 3 days and see all new things – and still no museum time.Barcelon” | |

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  2. Barcelona is one of amazing cities, I dream to visit one day. Your photographs are so beautiful dear Frank, I love old architecture and balconies fascinating. Thank you, you should take photograph more, I love to see from your eyes. Love, nia

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  3. Barcelona is a visual feast for sure. Even more so because when we were there several years ago, we spotted a completely nude man walking down the street. He was covered in tattoos. But we could still…er…make out his anatomical details…

    Great photos, Frank!

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  4. I see the Gaudi designed Cathedral still coming along – I see the very beautiful ancient and very old and the less beautiful very modern – but like you, the balconies take my eye and imagination! What a gorgeous city, I think you could live there for a year and still find something new and wonderful to observe Frank.

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    • Sylvia,
      Gaudi’s architecture is quite different – and I image not liked by all. We heard someone say that they been going to Sagrada at least every other year, thus enjoy seeing the progress … so it will be interesting to see what progress you notice.

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  5. I love the balcony grouping! Have always loved windows and balconies, there is something just magical about them.

    Okay, is it me or is there something well sort of Rocket Ship like in that one building?

    All of your pictures are fabulous, 3 days isn’t near enough.

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  6. I’ve had architect friends make multiple trips to Barcelona, almost like a pilgrimage. I can see why! A visual feast indeed. What an interesting city, and I’m sure you’re going to be “feasting” on the hundreds of photos you probably took while on this fabulous vacation. I am glad to see the ones you’re able to share.

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    • Debra,
      Between our two cameras, we came back with over 800 pictures. I’ve put them together, and then sorted them in to folders based on locations. The next step is to delete in order to capture the best … then we’ll make a small book for friends to see.

      Meanwhile, I can understand why architects see Barcelona as a pilgrimage. All this means you need to get there!

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  8. Dear aFrank,
    My favorite things to photography … architectural things. Buildings seem to shout “Look at me” in everyone of your photos. Good job in capturing their beauty. Yes, Barceloma is a picture perfect place to visit. Thank you for showing me its’ wonders.
    Isadora 😎

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    • Isadora,
      Cheers to us for our attraction to buildings. If I could have taken a picture of everything that caught my eye, I wouldn’t have seen as much of the city because it would be too time consuming. 😉 Have you been to Barcelona?

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      • No, aFrank, I’ve never been to Barcelona or Europe. I don’t think that will be something I’ll be able to accomplish. But, I always say never say never. 😊 My hubby’s father’s family is from Corsica.
        Speaking of hubby, he’ as patient man but if I constantly stop to take a photo of a building, he pipes in that we’ll get to see “Zero” unless I stop snapping pixs. LOLOL
        Sometimes, I wish I could go to one place I love for a month. That would be perfect. Well, your photograph’s do express your love for Barcelona; especially, La Sagrada. Isn’t it wonderful to have a memory about a place that will live on forever? The perfect ending for a vacation.
        Happy weekend – ing !!!!
        Isadora 😎

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