Since the over three-month Spanish-led state of alarm to fight against the covid-19 pandemic officially ended today, June 21, life is slightly returning to something near normality in Barcelona. A new normality how someone ironically called it. Many bars and shops already reopened while others affected by the covid outbreak will never unfortunately. Soon, the first landed tourists will stroll again along the iconic Rambla pedestrian mall. For about 100 days, the pandemic outbreak gave Barcelona a frightening but somehow beautiful picture of a deserted and soulless city without life and tourism.
Years ago, I read somewhere New York is the most photographed city in the world. No wonder about it. New York could not be beaten as the undisputed capital of the world in many regards, though is not even capital of its country, the USA. From Wall Street’s high finance to some of the most famous Art museums in the world, like MoMa or the Met, from the stunning and iconic architecture of its skyscrapers and bridges to its incomparable street life, it’s all here in New York.
Tibidabo is a 512-metre high mountain overlooking Barcelona. From its summit you get some stunning views over this lovely Spanish city and the surrounding Mediterranean coastline which is a good reason to get up there if you are looking for shooting some spectacular city skyline’s images, particularly at dusk or night. But there’s one more photographic reason to make it up there: the historical Tibidabo Amusement Park.
The breathtaking City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) is the most important tourist sightseeing in Valencia and also the main destination for photographers heading to this lovely Spanish city. The City of Arts and Sciences is a large entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex mostly designed by the worldwide famous locally born architect, Santiago Calatrava.
As a professional photographer organizing photo tours in Barcelona, I must admit I have seen often participant photographers shooting photos of a given visited place (for example, a building or a cityscape) too quickly without checking view angle or composition first. This happened to me many times not only with beginner photographers but even with intermediate or advanced ones.