Modern architecture in BarcelonaThough Barcelona’s skyline may not be exactly looks like those of Dubai, New York or Shangai, even here you will find some interesting modern architecture for your camera. If you are tired of shooting the usual worldwide famous Gaudi’s buildings or the lovely Gothic Quarter’s medieval architecture, well, don’t worry. There are also several samples of contemporary architecture to discover and enjoy in this Spanish city. In the last 20 years, several skyscrapers and buildings designed by some famous international architects changed Barcelona’s skyline for ever. Among all the existing new buildings you can see in Barcelona these are my favorite ones.

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Shooting in MadridAs a professional travel photographer, I am constantly faced with unpredictable challenges: unwanted cranes, historical buildings swaddled in scaffolding, hordes of tourists and, above all, inclement weather. Weather dominated my recent trip to Madrid: unusual Arctic weather blanketed half of Spain with snow and producing freezing temperatures. High winds disrupted my shooting plans but meant that dramatic black storm clouds alternated with sunny spells.

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Unusual sightseeing in BarcelonaAre you looking for some unusual sightseeing in Barcelona to shoot? Then, Poblenou cemetery is the place you’re looking for. When you think of photographing architecture in Barcelona immediately Gaudi’s name come to your mind doubtless. But beside the worldwide famous examples of great architecture that Barcelona inherited by Gaudi and more Catalan modernism’s contemporary architects, you can still look for something unique in terms of shooting photos in town. The old Poblenou cemetery is among those places you should not miss when you think of shooting an unusual sightseeing in Barcelona. At the begin of 19th century, an Italian architect was commissioned to design this cemetery which is located in the Poblenou district. The cemetery is rich of individual marble monuments and family’s mausolea as it was specifically designated to meet the aesthetic tastes and aspirations of the wealthy bourgeoise class and merchants of Barcelona. Famous local politicians, writers or musicians of that time are buried in this cemetery and many of their graves are interesting and impressive samples of work of art.

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Traditionally dressed Qatari men playing a game of aldama (similar to backgammon) in an old arabic style coffee shop, Doha, QatarShooting a few photos at dusk to Doha’s stunning technicolor skyline. Seen from the top of a small hill of this pretty public garden, distant downtown Doha looks like a large expanse of shining and colorful skyscrapers packed against the horizon. Under a dramatic red orange sky all this vertical architectural splendor in front of me symbolises the Qatar’s fast growth and massive investments. On the flank of the hill dropping down gently to the sea, the beautiful winter sunset brought many local couples or families up here to enjoy the view and the pleasant winter temperature.

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