June 28, 2011

A Big Drippy Mess-Barcelona Photography

It’s been crazy busy around here!  I have done several weddings and other portrait shoots and have needed to get those posted here.  Plus, I’ve just had some thoughts about things I’ve been learning that I want to share.  And people keep asking when they get to see photos from Spain.   I posted a video including photos from my trip to Spain on facebook, but friends keep asking for more.  I’m thinkin’, “A 12 minute video isn’t enough for you people?” 🙂  Fair enough.

So I’ve decided to do a separate post on every city we visited.  Mingled in, I will try to get caught up with other posts as well, but I gotta start somewhere!  So let’s start at the beginning (a very good place to start).

My friend Lanette and I have known each other for about 14 years.  She is my travel/musical theater buddy.  It’s so nice to be able to have someone you know you travel well with.  It had been a couple of years since we had gone on a trip, so we decided it was time, and Spain was to be our next adventure.

We flew from LA to New York, which was a little painful knowing we were in New York but wouldn’t be leaving the airport.  This was the first time I’ve been to New York without seeing a show!  Boo! 🙁  Then we flew to Barcelona.  When we got there it was late morning, so we checked in to our hotel and just started walking to get to know the city a bit.  I was so blown away by the architecture.  Just beautiful!

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We stumbled upon the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia.  This little bridge intrigued me.  The detail, the way the light shone through… just stunning.

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We saw so much I felt like we’d been on vacation for several days already….. and kinda looked like it too.

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Aahhhhh… much better.  It’s amazing what a shower and a good night’s sleep will do for you!

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We headed to Gaudi’s famous Park Guell.  I was so fascinated by this place.  I just kept wondering what each area was designed to be.  What did people use it for 90 years ago when it was built?

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This place was crowded with people.  All of a sudden I turned around and it was empty and I was able to get this shot.  Then it filled back up.  I did that a lot on this trip.

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There were these little things that looked like nests sticking out of the wall every so often.  I thought I needed to climb up and sit in it.

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Then the Sagrada Familia.  May people told me how much they loved it before I went.  But whenever I would see photos of it, it just looked like a big drippy thing.  Like clumps of mud.  But when I saw it in person and could see all the detail I thought it was beautiful.  Then I took a photo….. and it looks like a big drippy thing.  I guess it’s meant to enjoy in person.

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The doors to this place were beautiful.  Can you guess why I liked them? 🙂

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The cathedral was closed for the day, but I noticed a few people going in a side door.  So I followed.  There was a mass going on, but I was able to get a few photos of the interior without paying the high ticket price!

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And just a couple more of some cool stuff around town.

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Barcelona was a beautiful city and stands out one of the big highlights of my trip.

  1. charla BLUE

    June 28th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Stunning! Love all the key images. 🙂 Can’t wait to see your next post.

  2. Kim

    June 28th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Thumbs up.

  3. christine walker

    June 29th, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I traveled to Barcelona before I got into photography. How I wish I had a pro camera when I traveled there. I think it was around 2000. So great to see your pictures and reminisce. We randomly stumbled upon (got lost) a Madonna concert and scalped tickets for the show. I’d love to go back someday.

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